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Radiology Interview Questions

1. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically difficult what would you do?
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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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Radiology Interview Questions

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How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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By utilizing all of them in the decision making process.
 
2.
Team-work and division of labour is the key to success.
 
3.
Take them aside, have a chat with them, see if they have something going on personally / at home / at work. Politely suggest that they need to put their best foot forward when their in the workplace, remeber the setting and the nature of the work and patients, and they come first. Suggest talking to someone, enlightening managament if there is a problem so they can offer support.
 
4.
What made you decide to apply for this position?
 
5.
I think by being honest & open about what you want. Having a strong passion for what you believe in and being prepared to explain how to go about attaining the goal.
 
6.
In order to secure buy-on from administration and others alike, it is important to highlight on the benefits and future successes that can come of it.
 
7.
Do my homework and be able to supply positive answers with facts.
 
8.
By ensuring that they have confidence in the work produced by the radiology department. That is achieved through quality work that meets their expectations.
 
9.
I obtain data and proof and then present it to Administrators.
 

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#3 of 50

Tell me about your favorite patient. What was the situation?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Child who did not want to be x-rayed by me but made the best of the situation and stepped back and let someone else take over. Not everyone is going to like me. People who come to us are unwell.
 
2.
Drunk combative patient that was incoherent.
 
3.
My least favorite patient, was an uncooperative one. I tried to work as quickly and accuratley as possible to complete the procedure to relieve the patient.
 
4.
You shouldn't have a least favourite patient everyone is equal in there own individual way.
 
5.
I don't think that I have had a least favorite patient. I have always enjoyed being a part of taking care of patients even if I have gotten called in at 2 in the morning to take an xray on a person that stubbed their toe two weeks ago and couldn't sleep.
 
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It was a violent patient from prison. I had to ensure that im with the prison guards in the xray room at all times for security.
 
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Patient that I thought was really in pain- after spending lots of time with them trying to figure out the pain area, quality, and level. After the visit that resident was seen at another facility with the same request and did not notify the last facility that I also interviewed him to get an understanding of his pain source, quality and level.
 

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#4 of 50

How do you fill downtime?

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I clean cassettes, organize sponges,
 
2.
Keeping the exam rooms clean, helping others, prepare for upcoming exams.
 
3.
If major tennis events on will look up results , read of a magazine or flyers around and any updates of protocols.
 
4.
By reading, cleaning and restocking items needed for the rooms, and improving on my skills and abliites by practicing xray procedures and protocols.
 
5.
I try to catch up on anything that has fallen behind such as stocking supplies or cleaning up.
 
6.
Reading novels, listening to music, also sometimes watching international movies/drama.
 
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Prepare for any up coming appointment by preparing my equipment and supply. Do a supply inventory and restock any low supply in the department. Clean up or tidy up the department.
 
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It is reported on a form with the datails of the faults or reasons for the downtime taken down.
 
9.
I fill downtime with calling patients back and answering their questions, also doing quick spreadsheets and letters.
 

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#5 of 50

What personality types do you best work with?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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One that is not hard working and does not share the same work ethic as I do, one that does not want to be part of the team. They are a challenge to work with but I still do my best to work with them.
 
2.
One thats not a team worker.
 
3.
Someone who complains about any and everything.
 
4.
Someone who thinks they can do no wrong.
 
5.
Nosy one dont like to talk too much about myself its work and like to keep my personal life separate.
 
6.
I would least like to work with negative people. However I learn to work as a team player.
 
7.
Those that dont deliver what they promise.
 

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#6 of 50

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?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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My mood will remain calm and get the task done as quickly as possible.
 
2.
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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Maybe not so much but will just need to make sure I have finished the one at hand.
 
4.
It does not bother me when it comes to multi-tasking which is one of my skills.
 

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#7 of 50

What are the 3 biggest assets you would bring to this unit?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I have goood skills and knowledge bring different thing army training which makes me very disciplined, conform to authority, rank and hierachy aware.
 
2.
I would use the best of my skills and ablities and training from school to help achieve goals to help the company.
 
3.
I am hard working and determined, and I feel that my presence will allow for smoother flow and will play a role in helping patients.
 

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#8 of 50

What is your relationship like with the other physicians you currently work with?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Physicians doing the order and I'm the good follower to o the task.
 
2.
The doctor I work for now I have been with for 5 years and I know what she wants before she asks and I make sure I communicate everything I feel needs her prompt attention.
 
3.
To complete their orders in an accurate timely manner.
 
4.
I have a very good relationship with the physicians at this hospital. We have mutual respect for each other and can work as a team.
 
5.
I have a high level of respect for the physicians and the work they do. My relationship is a professional one.
 
6.
I get on extremely well with all members of the team including physicians.
 
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I have not worked alot with physicians. However, I work well with everyone in general.
 
8.
I have a great relationship with them. They are very professional as well as inquire about how my day to day activities are going for me.
 
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Professional, I know what is expected of me in my position and I produce quality images and perform my skills in the fluoroscopy rooms.
 

Radiology Pros

1. Meet a variety of people and handle a variation of problems. October 30th, 2012

2. I see pros to this position is the growth in everyday challenges, meeting new people, and being an asset to the company. April 2nd, 2014

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#9 of 50

Tell me about your most rewarding experience as a Radiologist.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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.
 
2.
Handing im my dissertation and knowing that I was nearing the end of my course.
 
3.
Learning from the different xray techs their skills and the way they work and interact with the patients.
 
4.
When I was hugged by a patient and thanked for my hard work and told that I had really made the situation more comfortable and they were not as scared as they had been before.
 

Questions to Ask

1. What qualities do you posses to excell in this program?

2. Why did you choose to go into radiology?

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#10 of 50

What character trait are you most proud of? How does this trait help you to be successful on a daily basis?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Good personality, team player, love for people science and high technology machines.
 
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Perserverance and robust personality.
 
3.
Desire for the best performance that helps people.
 
4.
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.
 
6.
I thrive in a fast paced environment. I am also very good with people and have a very caring personality.
 
7.
My resilience and my ability to cope under pressure, high endurance level and handle stressful situation very well.
 
8.
I have a pretty laid back attitude and handle myself well in most situations. I also like being part of a team.
 
9.
My excellent organistaional skills, my willingness to learn, my team working skills, my ability to work under pressure, and.
 

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Radiology interview questions, voted as the ten best by our users. Created on February 24th, 2016

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#11 of 50

How do you feel about working in an environment that may expose you to negative effects in the long term?

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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.
 
2.
Radiology doesn't lead to cancer.
 
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I have been doing this course for 3 years and have learnt about radiation and how to protect myself and patients. Know how beneficial it is and he small risk it might pose for some people.
 
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I will like to take proper safety measures regarding radiation protection. I would prefer to work in a system where basic secondary barriers are provided.
 
5.
Of course, I am actually looking to go into Radiation Therapy. The reward of helping a patient fight cancer is worth it all.
 

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#12 of 50

How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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The key to this is good organizational skills. The first thing is to prioritize work and then assign staff to these tasks. In order to raise morale, one must speak to staff and see what the issues are and try to address these issues.
 
2.
Make the best adapt, ask for more resources, find out reasons for lpw morale and look for ways to improve them.
 
3.
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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Make the best of what I have and find a way to make everything work and try to make the staff stays positive and bring in humor.
 
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I would speak to my immediate supervisor to see what they might need from me to help improve the situation. I would stay positive with my peers so I would not be contributing to the low employee moral. Overtime may be necessary in order to meet deadlines on time. I would also look for possible solutions to propose to management.
 
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In such case, I will work diligently and try to finish as much as work I possibly can. Team-work is important, but sometimes you need to put on that extra effort to get the job finished on time. In the end, all that matters is a task well completed.
 

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#13 of 50

How much radiation can the human body handle?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Unknown.... stochastic/deterministic.
 
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U will ned to be expose dto direct radiation over a long period of time but will not die directly from it but illness linked to it.
 

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#14 of 50

Tell me about your education. Which courses were you most interested in? Which ones were the most difficult?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I have done access to science and gnvq intermediate in science.
 
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Degree in radiography I have done a few other course which all can be linked up to add to my professional value.
 
3.
I have and AA degree in Biology and I am a potential xray graduate in June. I also have a certificate in Office specialist.
 
4.
I received my A.A.S. In radiology science at Montana college of technology in Butte Montana in 2006. I did course work throught out the 2 1/2 year program and also did clinical studies the 2 1/2 years at the hospital that I am employed with now.
 
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I have my highschool diploma and an associates degree in general studies. I have taken basic medical classes such as anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. I have also completed 24 hours of radiology observation at two hospitals.
 

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#15 of 50

The schedule shows 8 patients are due however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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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â¢Explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role.â¢Use good body mechanics during the transfer to prevent injury.â¢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.
 
4.
I would be able to work through it and take one task at a time.
 
5.
How did your college experience prepare you for a career in this field?
 
6.
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.
 
9.
Down a bit but will need to find out how best to cope and how soon can we can extra cover or relief.
 

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#16 of 50

What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your job in the past?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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.
 
2.
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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#17 of 50

Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. How did you handle it?

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#18 of 50

In your opinion, should radiology services be available 24/7?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes, this is a must for all emergency situations.
 
2.
Yes. Radiology is a very critical part in health care. Radiology is eyes, and mostly the first step to diagnosing patients illnesses.
 
3.
Yes it should be there , continuity, demand on services is now higher offers wider choice to patients and more flexibility.
 
4.
Yes, in order for more people to have jobs and the availablity to help patients.
 

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#19 of 50

What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I have been exposed to radionation through Dental xrays, a ct scan and an Mri that I once had.
 
2.
Skin erythema, nausea, vomiting.
 
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Heat, redness at entry site, nausea.
 
4.
Erytheam and heat at the site.
 
5.
Burnt skin, hair loss, dehydration, feeling unwell.
 

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#20 of 50

How flexible is your schedule? Do you mind being asked to stay late or cover for a colleague?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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50%
 
2.
All except for one where I was committed and could not stay on.
 
3.
I refused to stay late . Pissed off early instead.
 

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#21 of 50

Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Use of markers in the primary field I then made sure all my images had markers in the primary field.
 

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#22 of 50

Tell me about a workplace conflict. What was the situation and how did you handle it?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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.
 
2.
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.
 
3.
Had a word with them and told them unfortunately need to report them.
 
4.
I have not had that happen, but if I did I would talk to them and tell them to think about what they are doing and how this could drastically change their lives.
 
5.
First discuss it with the accused employee. Ask them to report it to supervisor. If they do not comply, may need to inform our supervisor myself.
 

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#23 of 50

How would you respond if a fellow doctor criticized your work?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I would try to stay calm and polite. I would stick to my diagnosis. Would not get involved in personal feuds.
 
2.
ask where the dr. has a problem with the radiograph
 
3.
Ask if they a problem with radiography in general.
 

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#24 of 50

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
 
2.
I have not had one as a student, on jy last one I got promoted.
 
3.
Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
4.
Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 

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#25 of 50

What type of work schedule are you looking for?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Afternoons full time.
 

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#26 of 50

Which organs are most affected by radiation?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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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#27 of 50

Do you belong to any radiology organizations?

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I am a ARRT member.
 
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I hold ARRT registration and certification and belong to ASRT
 

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#28 of 50

How do you respond to patients who are in chronic pain and perhaps in an unsavoury mood?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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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.
 
3.
You must keep a professional and kind demeanor even if the patient does not.
 

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#29 of 50

What are some of the long term physical effects of radiation exposure?

User Submitted Interview Answers

1.
Cancer,infertility and skin disease.
 
2.
Possibility of developing cancer, back problems from using poor body mechanics.
 
3.
Cancer is a long term effect of radiation and so are cataracts and skin death.
 
4.
Infertility, cancer.
 
5.
Higher rish to get cancer.
 

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#30 of 50

Would those who know you best say that you endure to the end or move on to other things?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Endure till the end, like to complete all my tasks first before moving on,
 
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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.
 
3.
I stay to complete the task the move on to the next task.
 

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#31 of 50

What is the biggest change you would make in your current role?

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Impatient, I need something to keep me going, boredom, slow.
 
2.
Public speaking was one of my major issues, but I worked on it by practicing that with my wife's help and I manage to turn into my strength by now.
 
3.
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.
 
4.
Perfectionist.
 
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Explaining procedure thoroughly, works very quickly.
 
6.
Perfection.
 
7.
Trauma image interpretation of subtle fractures, complaining, adaptation of technique but these will coome with time as I learn and grow in the profession.
 
8.
Spending too much time talking to the patient, over cleaning every thing I use.
 
9.
I sometimes overthink a problem and make it harder than it really is, I struggle with being more organized, and I am not the best at history at all.
 

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#32 of 50

Explain the Gamma Knife treatment.

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#33 of 50

What makes a good leader?

User Submitted Interview Answers

1.
I'm awesome.
 

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#34 of 50

Why do you want to be a Radiologist? Was there a defining moment when you decided to choose radiology as a career path?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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37 years just from talks with relatives then started looking into it and decided I could actually like doing this job.
 

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#35 of 50

What are your salary expectations?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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2 dollars an hour.
 
2.
in india ten thousand to fiften thousand
 
3.
13/hr
 

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#36 of 50

What does endurance mean to you?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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capacity to bear
 
2.
Seeing thing through, digging in deep to bring out that extra strength when you think or am at the end.
 
3.
Never giving up and always showing 100 percent commitment.
 

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#37 of 50

How much radiation do you receive from a single chest x-ray?

User Submitted Interview Answers

1.
0.1 mSv
 
2.
0.05mgray
 

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#38 of 50

What medical journals do you read regularly?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I read the ASRT Scanner magazine along with the Radiologic Technology Magazine.
 
2.
None regularly but I do sometimes read women's health.
 
3.
Radiology technology Magazine.
 
4.
Synergy and imaging practice and therapy, lancet online.
 

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#39 of 50

How does radiation affect cell development?

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Radiation can slow cell growth or cause cell death.
 
2.
why did you choose radiology
 
3.
Can create or break chemical reactions causing slow or abnormal processing of cell functions.
 
4.
Pretty good though sometimes might ask for a second opinion.
 

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#40 of 50

How do you handle a difficult patient?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I agree, and I feel that we are just as important as the doctors.
 

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#41 of 50

How do you demonstrate that you value people for who they are rather than for what they accomplish?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Talking to them and finding out what they are about, their birthdays, family.
 

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#42 of 50

Why did you choose your area of specialty in radiology?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Out of all the fields of radiology, i find ultrasound the most interesting.
 
2.
Cause in my internship exposure i found radiology to be very interesting and developing very fastly specialty.
 

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#43 of 50

What branch of radiology are you interested in?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Diagnostic radiolody.
 
2.
Diagnostic radiology.
 

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#44 of 50

Do you consider yourself a strong decision maker? How do you go about making a difficult decision?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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I reflect on what I have learned and what I know and go with that.
 

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#45 of 50

Tell me your thoughts on ethics in the hospital.

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Ethics is very important when it comes to the hospital. Every patient should be treated with care and patience. I believe in going to a hospitail where the staff car for the patient instead of dismissing them.
 
2.
Ethics are there to guide us introduced for a reason, the job is difficult enough and guidelines help us measure our practice at all times.
 
3.
Until now the ethics still good and getting much better than pervious years and I beleive it will be much better.
 

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#46 of 50

Is there a medication available that helps people with radiation exposure?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Yes, but it is much more harmful than the actual radiation.
 
2.
Yes there are.
 

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#47 of 50

Where do you feel you have the most room for improvement in your career? What steps are you taking to improve in that area?

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#48 of 50

What is radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors?

User Submitted Interview Answers

1.
Malignant liver masses that are being treated by raduioation.
 
2.
Using a needle electrode, heat is applied to the cancerous tumor to destroy it.
 
3.
Ultrasound guided radiofrequency pulses directed directly into the tumor mass.
 

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#49 of 50

What is radiosurgery?

User Submitted Interview Answers

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Surgery with radiation involvement.
 
2.
Surgery with radiation involvement.
 

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#50 of 50

Walk me through your volunteer experience. How important is it to you that you give back to the community?
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