Under the supervision of the Radiology Supervisor, performs a variety of MRI procedures and departmental support functions.
• Performs MRI examinations of the brain, body, spine and extremities on patients of all ages effectively adjusting scanning parameters for different patient body habitus.
• Selects and modifies technical factors to enhance images.
• Uses flare and SAT imaging techniques.
• Determines appropriate equipment for scanning up to but not limited to body coils.
• Identifies gross pathology in the human body and adjusts T1 and T2 scanning parameters to provide pertinent information for interpretation.
• Adjusts parameters of equipment to minimize risk factors to self and patient.
• Effectively performs Diffusion studies, MR Angiograms, reformats and MIP imaging.
• Performs specialized exams i.e. MRA runoffs and post arthrogram work ups.
• Effectively uses magnetic resonance and adjusts parameters to minimize exposure to patient and self.
• Follows established protocols and effectively uses scanning techniques to include, window and contrast levels, scanning time sequences, scanning delays, scanning thickness, FOV, scout images, reformatting, image reconstruct and 3-D image reconstruct.
• Photographs, archives and retrieves images.
• Is certified to start and remove IV lines for contrast studies per established departmental policy and procedure.
• Identifies and responds to IV contrast reactions up to and including calling emergency personnel.
• Proficient in the use of an IV Contrast Power Injector.
• Identifies each patient, reviews each patient's requisition and previous studies for consistency (examination ordered/clinical diagnosis), and records pertinent data on MRI requisition at all times.
• Responsible for performing comprehensive screening of patients and other individuals before allowing them to enter the MR system room.
• Effectively explains, knows, and informs anyone entering the MR system room the danger associated with implants and devices, in addition to pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and loose objects.
• Reviews each examination for technical accuracy, presents completed examination to radiologist, and communicates pertinent data to persons responsible for the care of the patient following the procedure.
• Identifies anatomical orientation on all required images and ensures proper film identification on all images.
• Maintains daily patient MRI "log" documenting correctly and accurately patient information to ensure the quality of patient care: patient's full name, patient's member number, patient's physician, type and amount of contrast used, and examination performed
• Demonstrates ability to organize patient care and set priorities by providing critical care first and by implementing the physician's orders.
• Performs proper computer skills and shows working knowledge of patient orders, status changes, patient charges and profiles.
• Performs other duties as directed.
• One (1) year of experience as a MRI technologist or ARRT advanced certification registry eligible with two (2) years of recent experience as a Radiologic technologist with ARRT required.
• High School diploma or GED required.
• Graduate of an accredited radiology technology program or MRI Accredited Certificate Program required.
• Current in ARRT or ARMRIT CEU requirements required.
• ARRT advanced certification registry eligible required.
• Registered with the ARRT and MRI certified within twelve (12) months of employment or have current ARMRIT Certification required.
• Current CPR certification required.
• "Venipuncture competency check off" required within three (3) months of hire.
Kaiser Permanente - 18 months ago
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