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The incumbent for this position has dual certification in both general radiology and CT. The dual certification has a vast positive impact on the job and the department. Computed Tomography (CT). This specialty modality requires specific knowledge of cross sectional human anatomy and its application in spiral, and/or, multi-slice computer tomography, inclusive of 3-D reconstruction scans, including drainages, biopsies, and peripheral vascular examinations. The technologist requires specific knowledge and training in the location, appearance, and function of the various major and minor systems susceptible to radiological illumination; to interpret the examination request accurately; to understand the functioning and inter-relationship of the various organs; to use the methods and techniques which will identify organs appearing on the digital display monitor, or on film, and the various stages of the examination to judge the acceptability of the image and/or scan for diagnostic use and to emphasize the aspects of interest to the physician. The incumbent for this position performs routine to moderately complex radiographic examination procedures. Performs computerized tomography scans of the head, neck, spine, chest and body. These exams are performed with and without the use of contrast materials. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic studies to bring about proper diagnosis and treatment. In addition to the above duties the incumbent will also perform: Schedules exams in a manner so as to optimize scanner times while maintaining flexibility for emergency cases. This requires the ability to prioritize scheduled patients as well as the ability to accommodate the emergency patient who may need immediate emergency surgery, etc Confers with radiologists to determine requirement of non-standard exams. Determines technical factors. positioning. number and thickness of scans, etc., to produce and satisfy requirements of CT scanning. Advises radiologists or referring physicians of examination results. Notifies them of scans requiring their immediate attention. Performs neuroangiography, including spine, head and neck studies utilizing highly sophisticated .x-ray equipment such as computerized tomography, pressure injectors, imaging. patient monitors, etc.; achieving high quality diagnostic studies of the spinal canal. Performs peripheral and visceral angiography of the abdominal systems and extremities. These angiographic studies include renal, hepatic, mesenteric, aortic, femoral, etc. The exams involve the use of highly sophisticated x-ray equipment such as computerized fluoroscopy, pressure injectors, patient monitors, etc. The purpose of these exams is to achieve diagnostic or therapeutic studies of the vascular systems. Adheres to hospital infection control and safety policies/techniques with emphasis on sterile technique; the storage of sterile supplies; the disposal of body fluids and sharps; proper attire, hand washing practices and continuing education. Must assist and anticipate the needs of the radiologists during and after the performance of the exam. Must be continuously on the alert for the patient's condition, sterile field, catheters etc., and assist during biopsies, drainages and ablation procedures in conjunction with 1/R. The alertness of the individual is essential to prevent contamination, recognize patient reactions, anticipate technique factor and scanning difficulties. Performs virtual colonograpy scanning and assists radiologists pre, during and post procedure with necessary equipment. Other Duties as assigned. Work Schedule: M-F 2:30pm-11:00pm. Sat & Sun 12hr. AM/PM shift as needed. One week of call in rotation with staff. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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