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Medical Radiological Technologist/X-Ray Technologist (MRT)

Job Description
Detects illness and injury using equipment such as X-ray machines and CT scanners to produce images of the body; Other imaging procedures include Angiography, Fluoroscopy, Mammography and Bone Densitometry; MRTs deal directly with patients while administering procedures and must be sensitive to their needs and be able to put them at ease during a procedure

Educational Requirements
27 credit hours of post-secondary education and completion of an accredited Medical Radiological Technology Program

Education Institutions
Red River College Medical Radiological Technology Program RRC Program Catalogue

CT Technologist  (Computerized Tomography)

Job Description
Specializes in the use of CT scanners to produce images of the body to detect illness and injury

Educational Requirements
In addition to completing an accredited Medical Radiological Technology program, further study in Computed Tomography may be required

Education Institutions
Red River College Medical Radiological Technology Program RRC Program Catalogue

Ultrasound Technologist/Sonographer

Job Description
Studies the function of moving structures within the body in real-time using high-frequency sound waves to produce images

Educational Requirements
Graduation from a two-year patient-related allied health education program such as X-ray technologist, nuclear medicine technologist, laboratory technologist, respiratory therapist or registered nurse); OR a relevant Bachelor’s degree and completion of an accredited Ultrasound Technology (Medical Sonography) training program

Education Institutions
Health Sciences Centre Ultrasound Training Program

MRI Technologist (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Job Description
Specializes in the use of MRI scanners to produce images of the body to detect illness and injury

Educational Requirements
In addition to completing an accredited Medical Radiological Technology, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine program, further study in an MRI program is required

Education Institutions
Red River College Medical Radiological Technology Program RRC Program Catalogue

 








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