3211-Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians

Job Title: 

Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians

Job Description: 

Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians test and operate radiographic, ultrasound and other medical imaging equipment to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury, disease and other impairments. They may administer radiation treatments to patients under the supervision of a radiologist or other health professional.


Tasks include

  • a) operating or overseeing operation of radiologic, ultrasound and magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes
  • explaining procedures, observing and positioning patients, and using protection devices to ensure safety and comfort during examination, scan, or treatment
  • position imaging or treatment equipment, monitoring video displays, and adjusting settings and controls according to technical specifications
  • reviewing and evaluating developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and recording results of procedures
  • monitoring patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to a medical practitioner
  • measuring and recording radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received and used for patients, following prescription issued by a medical practitioner
  • administering, detecting and mapping radiopharmaceuticals or radiation in patients' bodies, using radioisotope, camera or other equipment for diagnosing and treating diseases
  • recording and disposing of radioactive materials and storing radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.
Specific Occupations: 

Technologist (medical/chief radiologic)

Technician (audiometric/ medical (X-ray)/ electrocardiograph/ electroencephalograph)

Operator (audiometric equipment/ medical radiography equipment (X ray/scan)/ electrocardiograph equipment/ scanning equipment (optical)/ optical scanner / electroencephalograph equipment)


Mammo grapher

Operator, audiometric equipment/Operator, medical/Ultrasound/Ultra sonographer


Technician, medical radiography equipment/Technician, MRI/Technician, nuclear medicine/Technician, polysomnography/Technician, radiation therapy/Technician, scanning equipment: medical/Technologist, cat scan/Technologist, computer aided tomography/Technologist, CT scan/Technologist, magnetic resonance imaging Technologist, medical imaging/Technologist, MRI/Technologist, neurodiagnostic Technologist, nuclear medicine/Technologist, polysomnography/Technologist, radiation therapy/Therapist, medical radiation/Therapist, nuclear /medicine

Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2164