What You Should Look for in a Radiologic Technologist

An X-ray machine is a very important device as it is used to take pictures of thick tissues like bones and teeth, thus helping a physician see accurately what and where the problem is. This way, it will be much easier to diagnose the proper treatment. This is where an efficient radiologic technologist should come in.

A radiologic technologist is a medical personnel who performs imaging examinations and who is good enough at accurately positioning a patient to ensure that the right diagnostic image is produced.

Since operating an x-ray machine is no joke, it is necessary that only efficient professionals will perform the procedure.

To ensure getting accurate x-ray results, here are the qualities that a radiologic technologist should possess:

  • Compassionate

He should be gentle and approachable since he is dealing with highly stressed patients. He should also actively listen to what the patients are trying to say, thus making them feel important. Being able to show his concern makes the patients more cooperative during the procedure, thus making his task much easier.

  • Enough Knowledge and Excellent Motor Skills

He should be able to excellently do all the functions necessary to get the accurate x-ray results of his patients, thus assisting the patients physically for them to be positioned at the right angle. He must also know how to properly adjust the equipment to meet the exact specifications in order to get the required image. He must also be willing and fit to do a lot of standing and walking while transferring the patients to their own rooms or beds.

  • Friendly

With the nature of his work, it is important for a radiologic technologist to interact well with others, both with patients and colleagues. This can help the patients feel good about themselves and about life in general. In addition, a friendly technologist can also make the patients comfortable while undergoing an x-ray procedure.

These are just a few of the many traits that a good and efficient radiologic technologist should possess. For you to become one of the most sought-after radio techs here in the Philippines and even abroad, you need to study in a university that is highly reputable when it comes to a Radiologic technology course. If you want to study in Cagayan de Oro City, Liceo U is the right school for you. In fact, they were able to get the top 1 and top 10 ranks in the recent Radiologic Technologists’ board examination.

This is because Liceo U has a pool of faculty and staff who are experts in their fields, and they also have state-of-the-art facilities to cater to the needs of their students to excel. You can check out their website at http://www.liceo.edu.ph/academics/school-and-colleges/radiologic-technology/.

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