Radiological Assistant

X-Ray Technician

Minimum B.Sc. (Radiography)

Preferably minimum 6 months of internship required

The tasks an X-Ray Technician is expected to perform include:

Taking X-ray skiagraphs (photographs) for diagnosis of ailments

Providing ray treatment by operating X-ray equipment and exposing patient to rays

Preparing patient for ray exposure

Regulating duration and intensity of exposure by adjusting machine

Positioning patient on X-ray couch to ensure correct exposure of part of the body required to be X-rayed

Taking care to protect patient and himself/herself from harmful exposure to X-rays

Adjusting X-ray tube at proper distance and angle, by rotating pivot, etc. to ensure centering of tube on part of body to be X-rayed

Removing cassette with exposed film and handing it over to dark room assistant

Mixing, developing, fixing, etc. and processing X-ray films in accordance with techniques and instruction of radiologist

Keeping records of raw and exposed films, spare parts, and of patients X-rayed or treated

Skilled in performing an X-ray exam with complete protection

Basic knowledge of report making

Knowledge of using computers

Skilled in X-ray fluoroscopy to detect and examine kidney stones

In-depth knowledge of human anatomy

Knowledge of basic chemistry, film apparatus, and film processing techniques

Knowledge of how diseases and injuries are diagnosed and imaged radiographically

Ability to lift and position patients for the type of X-ray procedure required

Ability to set up and operate radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment

Ability to clean, maintain and make minor adjustments to equipment

Knowledge of the principles and practices of diagnostic radiographic procedures

Familiar with image storage systems and scan converters

Competent in the field of sensitometry

Not applicable

Analytical bent of mind



Good communication skills



Physically fit and strong

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Hospitals/clinics usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from hospital to hospital

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards include exposure to radiations, etc., if not taken care of

For freshers -INR8,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Healthcare Sector in India

According to IBEF, the Indian Healthcare industry is growing at a tremendous pace due to its strengthening coverage, services and increasing expenditure by public as well private players. The Indian Healthcare sector grew from US$ 45 billion in 2008 to US$ 81 billion in 2014, and is projected to continue its rapid expansion, with an estimated market value of US$ 280 billion by 2020. This sector has emerged as one of the largest service sectors with estimated revenue of around US$ 30 billion constituting 5% of GDP.

Increasing use of technology in medical care has enabled many skilled technicians to pursue new careers. India has witnessed a substantial growth in employment under healthcare sector, which is estimated to grow further in the future. This makes the profession of an X-Ray Technician a viable one.


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