Top 50 Radiology Interview Questions and Answers

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1. Can you explain in detail how you would appropriately transfer a resident from a bed to a wheel chair?
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First, check if the patient can stand up, if not, I would ask for help. Check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Closer the wheel chair to the bed and lock it. Help the patient to sitdown on bed, I help the patient on his/her weak side.
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I would rise the clients upper bed position and the turn the client to the end of the bed. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would put a gait belt, shoes, and make sure the wheel chair is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair.
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I would carefully help them stand up from their bed and then place them into the wheel chair.
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2. What is your relationship with your physicians?
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Physicians doing the order and I'm the good follower to o the task.
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3. What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?
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i believe 3 to 4 days, I am only basing it on infrction phases. You dont want to spread your virus with your patients.
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Unless there is an emergency must be at work always if not on approved vacation
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I believe an employee is allowed to take 4 to 5 absebt days. I am only baseing it on infection phases. You dont want to spread your virus with your patients and coworkers.
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I would say absenteeism is different from planned leave. Abset means leaving all in a discomfort situation. Planned leave leaves everyone with the option of a replacement so that work and patients dont have to wait.
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I would say absenteeism is different from planned leave. Absent means leaving all in a discomfort situation. Planned leave leaves everyone with the option of a replacement so that work and patients donít have to wait.I believe an employee is allowed to take 4 to 5 absent days. I am only basing it on infection phases. You donít want to spread your virus with your patients and co-workers. Unless there is an emergency must be at work always if not on approved vacation.
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Only in an emergency because it leaves the team short staffed.
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4. During the last year, when your replacement hasn't shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?
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more often 90%
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75% i stay when possible. sometimes there are other things that have to be done or plans that have already been made.
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5. How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?
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First i would get my priorities in order and write out a plan. secondly i would come up with a game with a great prize for the winner to not only get employees inviolved but motivated also. these in turn would boost the morale. the internet is the answer to many inadequate recources. if it cannot be found there i would search each dept manager until i gathered enough insight and recources to get the job done.
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I would try my best to complete the task and focus on me and the task instead of the negative surroundings.
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I would get a plan sorted,follow company procedure,get staff involve to assist,gather other resources from the internet.
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Be more careful and increase my efficincy at work.
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I would remain calm and focus on the task that needs to be taken care of.
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6. What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?
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What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?
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7. How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU, or particular specialty area)?
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1 month
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I currently work as the only weekend radiology tech for rmc. i am used to dealing with all departments and problem solving for myself.
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yesterday
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Maybe two to three years.
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8. Deadlines, frustrations, difficult people, and silly rules can make a job difficult. How do you handle these types of situations?
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How has your technical ability been important in accomplishing results.
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9. What made you want to help people?"
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This is a noble profession , ppl put trust in ter doctors and when u help them out of ther illness ,they pray for u they give good remarks and they r happy and satisfied, and u also get a feeling of satisfaction.
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10. What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?
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Perserverance and robust personality.
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Desire for the best performance that helps people.
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What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?
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The fact that to me this is not a job, but a career. I love what I do and I actually look forward to coming to work day in and day out.
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11. How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?
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By utilizing all of them in the decision making process.
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12. What kind of asset would you make to this unit?
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13. How do you fill downtime?
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Keeping the exam rooms clean, helping others, prepare for upcoming exams.
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I clean cassettes, organize sponges,
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14. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?
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I know ih health care priority is a must I will not be upset knowing this is the best thing to do at the moment
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My mood will remain calm and get the task done as quickly as possible.
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15. What was your least favorite patient? What was the situation?
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Drunk combative patient that was incoherent.
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16. Are you willing to work in an environment that may lead to cancer?
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I believe in following radiation safety guidelines by wearing shielding, standing behind barriers and asking for equipment to be tested if there is any reason to believe there is a problem. This and attempting to live a health life style are strong way to protect both myself, co-workers and patients.
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Radiology doesn't lead to cancer.
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17. What type of colleague do you least like to work with?
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One thats not a team worker.
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Someone who complains about any and everything.
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Someone who thinks they can do no wrong.
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18. How have you responded in the past when you found another employee was stealing?
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I haven't ever been in this situation, but if i were i would go to a supervisor with the supervisor and allow them to deal with further actions.
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Refer to companys policy and procedures give a section where it outlines about stealing companys property and its consequences then give a warning letter respect to the incident and let the person sign it with a very clear warning that any future incidents of this nature will result in termination or might result in matter given to law enforcement.ak47 sf.
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19. what has been your best experience
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Working in the different specialised imaging departments. Gaining knowledge about the different methods of imaging the body and the differences each imaging modality can do.
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20. What are some of the long term physical effects of radiation exposure?
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Higher rish to get cancer.
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Cancer is a long term effect of radiation and so are cataracts and skin death.
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Infertility, cancer.
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Cancer,infertility and skin disease.
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21. Becoming a radiologist is a long enduring road, you have made it this far, but there is still a long way to go, are you ready to continue devoting yourself to the profession?
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Yes I am. Training in radiology won't be a long road for me, because I will be practicing what I enjoy the most at work. I'm there will be some difficult moments along the way, but there will also be a lot more fulfilling times. I will do my best to reduce the difficult moments by keeping up to date with my skills, continually seeking feedback and seeking help in areas that I'm struggling with.
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Yes I am willing to take the next step. I didn't come this far to stop. I have devoted myself to this profession because I went through Chemotherapy with my father and I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible so that I can help patients detect cancer and other diseases early.
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22. What are three of your weakest skills?
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I can be somewhat shy yet assertive. I strive for perfection even though I know perfection is unattainable. Time management is not mt strongest point but by priotizing and staying organized in school I feel that I am improving my time management skills.
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Perfectionist.
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Explaining procedure thoroughly, works very quickly.
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Perfection.
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23. How do you build and maintain morale with your staff in a non-monetary way?
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24. Tell me about your education.
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I have done access to science and gnvq intermediate in science.
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25. Describe a difficult decision you've made and the process you went through to reach that decision.
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I contemplated buying a house on my own for years. after searching for homes ion th elc area i had lived in perry and gainesville. i continued to pray for guidance and answers. after a failed roomate i decided it was time and everything fell into place and i knew i was doing the right thing.
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26. Should there be 24 hours, 7 days a week radiology?
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Yes, this is a must for all emergency situations.
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Yes. Radiology is a very critical part in health care. Radiology is eyes, and mostly the first step to diagnosing patients illnesses.
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27. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?
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I wouldn't mind. Being able to accomplish more than one task is always my goal
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Why choose a career in radiology?
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28. You have already begun your assignment and have then been asked by your supervisor to work in another unit. How would you handle this?
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I will inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed. However, I will still assess my priority in between two assignment and if I have to leave to the other unit to respond according to the priority, I will give proper handover to a suitable and appropriate person to carry on with the current assignment.
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do what the supervior says
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I will finish it first.
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Inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed.
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Finish current task. Report to other unit.
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Finish current task, then move to the other unit.
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I will inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed. However, I will still assess my priority in between two assignment and if I have to leave to the other unit to respond according to the priority, I will give proper handover to a suitable and appropriate person to carry on with the current assignment.
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I will ask to finish the first assignment first.
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I would put my current assignment on hold and do what my supervisor has asked of me.
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29. The schedule shows 8, however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?
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I feel confident that the five of us employees can get the job done. I would go on about my day and remain calm.
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âÄ¢Explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role.âÄ¢Use good body mechanics during the transfer to prevent injury.âÄ¢Place the wheelchair parallel to the bed, facing the foot of the bed, and lock its wheels. Raise the wheelchair footrests to avoid interfering with the transfer. Make sure the bed wheels are also locked and the bed is in the lowest position in relation to the floor to prevent an accident.
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More to be done with less. Call to confirm. Pre plan to priortize work informing team of anticipated service delays.
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I would be able to work through it and take one task at a time.
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How did your college experience prepare you for a career in this field?
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What makes you interested in this position?
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I will explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role. I would rise the clients upper bed position and then turn the client to the end of the bed. I would check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would make sure the wheel chair is closer to the bed and is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair. The wheelchair footrests need to be raised to avoid interfering with the transfer and I would make sure the bed wheels are also locked and the bed is in the lowest position in relation to the floor to prevent an accident.
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It upsets me. I attempt to contact those individuals on the schedule and contact the backup technologists. As a last resore I will jum in and help myself if possible.
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30. What type of work schedule are you looking for?
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Afternoons full time.
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31. Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.
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32. What do you bring to radiology?
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I bring compassion and great people skills. I work hard to make the patient feel comfortable by explaining each examination and what is expected of the patiend. I go above and beyond to really listen to the patient and adapt to their needs and their injuries.
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33. Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. How did you handle it?
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34. Tell me of a time that you solved a problem without direct supervision.
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The patient weight 500 lbs. The tube tip had not appeared on previous X-Ray.Adjusted parameters using scatter to get usable image.
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35. What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?
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I have been exposed to radionation through Dental xrays, a ct scan and an Mri that I once had.
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Skin erythema, nausea, vomiting.
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Heat, redness at entry site, nausea.
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Erytheam and heat at the site.
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36. What is the use of a gamma knife?
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37. What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your job in the past?
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I think initiative is taking the first step towards what you are doing or want to do. I have applied it in my past job by completeing the task i have started.
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Creating action to resolve a problem. The MRI images were showing signs of RF leakage. Went looking to find the cause was some inappropriate placed wires.Had management resolve the issue.
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38. Do you have any fears about exposure to radiation?
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No. I have studied radiology for three years and know the precautions necessary to prevent and reduce exposure. I am knowledgeable and responsible enough to take those precautions for myself and my patients. Radiation protection is a top priority for me.
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No. I've learned to protect myself as well as the patients from being exposed to radiation. Time, distance, shielding.
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39. How would you respond if, in a rude and haughty tone, a doctor questioned your work, which you knew to be top-notch and absolutely accurate?
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ask where the dr. has a problem with the radiograph
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40. Describe how you demonstrate professionalism in your activities. What behaviors and characteristics contribute to that image?
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41. Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
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which situation kept you from coming to wook on time at your last job
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42. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
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In ten years, ideally, I am hoping to have a successful career as a radiological technologist. Happy and with a family
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43. If your shift ends at 3 p.m. and your replacement hasn't arrived by 3:15 p.m., what do you do?
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Wait for replacement to arrive.
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Stay for additional time. Call Manager on Duty.
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44. What type of cells or organs are most affected by radiation?
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Lymphocytes& blood forming cells/Blood formimg organs
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Any cell the is in the process of repair or division, for example rapidly dividing epithelial tissue and of course gonadal tissue must be remembered for patient care safety aspects.
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45. How do you respond to crabby people in pain?
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With patients.
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Remain calm and assure the patient that the exam will not take long and try to make the patient as comfortable as possible.
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46. Why did you choose a career in radiology?
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It's been a passion for me to be a part of a field that can aid in helping people.
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I enjoy and wanted to help people. i also wanted a career that offered areas to grow into such as ct and mri.
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I chose a career in radiology, because I wanted to be in healthcare and radiology provides and opportunity to specialized in different aspects. such as, mri, ct, mammography, and interventional radiology.
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I chose a career in radiology because I enjoy being around and helping people. Within this field, i feel that it gives a vast opportunity to combine my interpersonal skills with my ambition and deification to my work in helping people.
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It's been a passion for me to be a part of a field that can aid in helping people.
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47. It is your lunch break and you are short staffed and asked to miss it, what do you do?
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Continue working, and when workload has slowed down ask for permission to grab a quick bite to maintain my stength.
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48. If we were to ask your previous supervisor, what would they say about your attendance and job performance?
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Attendance is nearly 100% and always strives for the best.
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They would say my attendances was very well and job performance was great.
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49. How many scheduled days did you miss during the last three months you worked?
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50. Would those who know you best say that you endure to the end or move on to other things?
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I would say that people who best knew me would say I endure to the end. They would say I am a very determined person and I do not stop or finish something until it is complete.
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I stay to complete the task the move on to the next task.
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90%
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Three Weeks
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Radiology is the branch or specialty of medicine that utilizes imaging technologies like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases.

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