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Radiologists

Diagnose and treat diseases and injuries using medical imaging techniques, such as x rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nuclear medicine, and ultrasounds. May perform minimally invasive medical procedures and tests.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Obtain patients' histories from electronic records, patient interviews, dictated reports, or by communicating with referring clinicians.
    • Prepare comprehensive interpretive reports of findings.
    • Perform or interpret the outcomes of diagnostic imaging procedures including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), nuclear cardiology treadmill studies, mammography, or ultrasound.
    • Review or transmit images and information using picture archiving or communications systems.
    • Communicate examination results or diagnostic information to referring physicians, patients, or families.
    • Provide counseling to radiologic patients to explain the processes, risks, benefits, or alternative treatments.
    • Perform interventional procedures such as image-guided biopsy, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, transhepatic biliary drainage, or nephrostomy catheter placement.
    • Instruct radiologic staff in desired techniques, positions, or projections.
    • Confer with medical professionals regarding image-based diagnoses.
    • Coordinate radiological services with other medical activities.
    • Document the performance, interpretation, or outcomes of all procedures performed.
    • Establish or enforce standards for protection of patients or personnel.
    • Develop or monitor procedures to ensure adequate quality control of images.
    • Recognize or treat complications during and after procedures, including blood pressure problems, pain, oversedation, or bleeding.
    • Develop treatment plans for radiology patients.
    • Participate in continuing education activities to maintain and develop expertise.
    • Participate in quality improvement activities including discussions of areas where risk of error is high.

    Skills

    • Writing

      Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
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    Workplace Documents
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    Graphic Literacy
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    Abilities

    • Problem Sensitivity

      The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing that there is a problem.

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 208,000+/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 100+/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

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    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

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    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Concern for Others
    • Dependability
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Achievement/Effort
    • Integrity

    Tools

    • X ray diffraction equipment
    • Radiation detectors
    • Medical positron emission tomography PET units
    • Medical gamma cameras for general use
    • Medical computed tomography CT or CAT stationary units

    Technology

    • Medical software
    • Internet browser software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Calendar and scheduling software
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