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The Nuclear Medicine Technologist is responsible for preparing radioactive isotopes for administration to the patient, operating radioscopic equipment, such as scintillation detectors to measure isotope concentrations and scanners to record visual representations of the isotope concentrations in a specific body area of a patient.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Operates scintillation detection equipment to measure isotope concentrations and scanners to record visual representations of the isotope concentrations in specific body areas.
Performs laboratory tests, such as blood volume, red cell survival and fat absorption studies on body specimens.
Studies physician's orders to determine specific isotope required for each type of test ordered.
Computes results of laboratory tests. Calculates test results, using electric calculator and monograms, following specified statistical procedures.
Calibrates equipment according to knowledge of standard settings to produce products of required diagnostic quality.
Keeps records of tests conducted and test results. Records the disposition of isotopes and body products containing isotopes.
Assists with training of students and new-hire personnel to provide quality education, instruction, and orientation to the Radiology Department.
Responsible for quality control studies and records.