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.


Tasks include:

  • explaining procedures, observing and positioning patients to ensure safety and comfort during examination, scan, or treatment
  • using radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with and to ensure safety of patients and health care workers
  • position imaging or treatment equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure time and distancing according to specification
  • operating or overseeing operation of radiologic, ultrasound and magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes
  • 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 video display of area being scanned and adjusting density or contrast to improve picture quality
  • monitoring patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to medical practitioner
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Medical x-ray technician

This unit group excludes

Diagnostic radiologist (2214)
Medical diagnostic radiographer (2269)
Mammographer (2269)
Radiation therapist (2269)

Specific Occupations: 


Medical X-ray technician

Other medical imaging, therapeutic equipment technicians and related associate professionals

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore