Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists


Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.
Also called: Chief Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist (Chief MRI Technologist), Magnetic Resonance Imaging Director, MRI Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist), Staff Technologist

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Electronic medical record EMR software
  • MEDITECH software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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