Diagnostic medical imaging techs, also known as radiology technologists or x-ray techs, use advanced equipment to provide potentially life-saving diagnoses. Once a patient comes under their care, techs are responsible for assessing the patient’s condition and mobility. They will then give assistance to help the patient get positioned for imaging. They practice safety measures to protect the patient, themselves, and the facility from unnecessary exposure to radiation in compliance with government regulations. The tech will take images and evaluate the quality of the image before developing the x-ray film that will be used in diagnosing the patient’s condition.
Degree Type: Associate Degree
County: Travis and Williamson
free information session
Classes offered at Austin Community College.
A professional toolset provided (applied technology) -OR- a uniform of scrubs and stethoscope provided (healthcare)
Good communication, empathetic, self-monitoring, attentive, independent, trained in radiology, x-ray computed tomography, basic life support, radiation protection, mammography, and anatomy