Clinical Performance Standards

The Radiologic Technologist must have sufficient strength, motor coordination and manual dexterity to:

  • Transport, move, lift and transfer patients from a wheelchair or cart to an examination table or to a patient bed: and
  • Move, adjust and manipulate a variety of equipment, including the ability to arrange and align the equipment with respect to the patient and the image receptor according to established procedure and standards of speed and accuracy.
  • Student performing x-ray

The Radiologic Technologist must be capable of:

  • Handling stressful situations related to technical and procedural standards and patient care situations; and
  • Providing physical and emotional support to the patient during the radiologic procedures, being able to respond to situations requiring first aid and providing emergency care to the patient in the absence of, or until the physician arrives; and
  • Communicating verbally in an effective manner in order to direct patients during radiologic examinations; and
  • Reading and interpreting patient charts and requisitions for radiologic examinations.

The Radiologic Technologist must have the mental and intellectual capacity to:

  • Calculate and select proper technical exposure factors according to the individual needs of the patient and the requirements of the procedure's standards of speed and accuracy; and
  • Review and evaluate the recorded images for the purpose of identifying proper patient positioning, accurate procedural sequencing, proper exposure, and other appropriate and pertinent technical qualities.