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Technical Standards

During the performance of any typical employment situation, a Radiographer must be capable of certain common tasks. Some of these include:

  • Read, write, and speak English to communicate effectively with patients and others in this area.
  • Transport patients via wheelchair, stretcher, and other modes throughout the Radiology Department and the hospital at large.
  • Provide for every patient's comfort and safety while under the care of the Radiographer.
  • Provide appropriate life support services, when needed.
  • Assist patients with movements and perform patient positioning and manipulation necessary for radiographic projection and procedures.
  • Transport, manipulate, and operate radiographic equipment, accessories, and ancillary instrumentation for patient imaging.
  • Prepare and use procedural material including, but not limited to: sterile pharmaceutical trays, contrast media, instruments and linens, support and restraint devices, and other patient care items.
  • Process and/or transport radiographic film/imaging products, patient and radiographic records.
  • Evaluate and critique imaging products for technical accuracy and procedural determinations.
  • Provide assistance for fluoroscopic and contrast media examinations.
  • Perform surgical and bedside radiography and operate related equipment and instrumentation.
  • Manipulate and work with various radiographic units utilized by the educational radiography program.
  • Perform and operate fundamental equipment testing, care, and maintenance.
  • Receive and schedule patients, file, answer telephones, and assist and conduct office and clerical work.
  • Perform radiographic tasks during assigned hours whether during day, evening, or weekend.

The following physical disabilities may render it difficult or impossible to carry out the routine daily functions of a Radiographer

Exclusive Disabilities

  • Blindness 
  • Limbless
  • Total absence of upper extremities 
  • Confined to litter, stretcher, or similar conveyance
  • Deaf
  • Bilateral above the elbow amputee
  • Confined to a wheelchair

Marginal Disabilities

  • Bilateral above the knee amputee
  • Lack of one entire upper extremity
  • Necessity for walking/ambulation assistance 
  • Torso height at or below 36 inches above floor level
  • Dysfunction sufficient to significantly hinder dexterity and/or task performance

Compliance with Technical Standards

An applicant or student who is considered in the judgment of the program officials to be unable to meet the technical standards of the program must provide the school with verification of compliance with these technical standards in order to be considered for admittance or continuance in Mary Lanning Healthcare School of Radiologic Technology program.