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About the Profession

Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) are an integral part of the health-care team who perform diagnostic imaging examinations and administer radiation therapy treatments. Upon completion of a CMA-accredited education program that includes both didactic and clinical components at a college or university, graduates are well versed in the application of new imaging and therapeutic technologies. Their course of study includes anatomy, patient positioning, examination techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection and patient care. Upon completion of their formal education, they are then eligible to write the national certification examination administered by the CAMRT, choosing to specialize in one or more of the four disciplines of medical imaging and radiation science: general radiography, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear medicine, and radiation therapy. MRTs provide a delicate balance between technical knowledge and adaptive patient skills, generally in a hospital or clinic.

This information was provided through permission from the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists.

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Last updated on: November 15th, 2016