Top 25 Radiology Interview Questions
1. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically difficult what would you do?
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December 17th, 2014

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?
 
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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.
 
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I obtain data and proof and then present it to Administrators.
 
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By ensuring that they have confidence in the work produced by the radiology department. That is achieved through quality work that meets their expectations.
 
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Explaining procedure thoroughly, works very quickly.
 
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Do my homework and be able to supply positive answers with facts.
 
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Tell me about your favorite patient. What was the situation?
 
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You shouldn't have a least favourite patient everyone is equal in there own individual way.
 
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If I were to contact your past supervisors, how would they describe your attendance and job performance?
 
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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.
 
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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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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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How do you fill downtime?
 
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I try to catch up on anything that has fallen behind such as stocking supplies or cleaning up.
 
2.
If major tennis events on will look up results , read of a magazine or flyers around and any updates of protocols.
 
3.
I fill downtime with calling patients back and answering their questions, also doing quick spreadsheets and letters.
 
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By reading, cleaning and restocking items needed for the rooms, and improving on my skills and abliites by practicing xray procedures and protocols.
 
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It is reported on a form with the datails of the faults or reasons for the downtime taken down.
 
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What personality types do you best work with?
 
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Nosy one dont like to talk too much about myself its work and like to keep my personal life separate.
 
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I would least like to work with negative people. However I learn to work as a team player.
 
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Those that dont deliver what they promise.
 
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I really don't like to work with people that dont' want to work.
 
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Someone who thinks they can do no wrong.
 
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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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Maybe not so much but will just need to make sure I have finished the one at hand.
 
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I don't mind doing other tasks. I am here to help patients and do whats best for the team.
 
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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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It does not bother me when it comes to multi-tasking which is one of my skills.
 
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My mood will remain calm and get the task done as quickly as possible.
 
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What are the 3 biggest assets you would bring to this unit?
 
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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.
 
2.
I have goood skills and knowledge bring different thing army training which makes me very disciplined, conform to authority, rank and hierachy aware.
 
3.
I would use the best of my skills and ablities and training from school to help achieve goals to help the company.
 
4.
I am a hard worker, I have a positive attitude. I've been a tech for 9 years now and I have worked for GH before so know the equiptment and the computer programs.
 
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What is your relationship like with the other physicians you currently work with?
 
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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.
 
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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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To complete their orders in an accurate timely manner.
 
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I get on extremely well with all members of the team including physicians.
 
5.
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.
 
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What character trait are you most proud of? How does this trait help you to be successful on a daily basis?
 
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I have a pretty laid back attitude and handle myself well in most situations. I also like being part of a team.
 
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I thrive in a fast paced environment. I am also very good with people and have a very caring personality.
 
3.
My resilience and my ability to cope under pressure, high endurance level and handle stressful situation very well.
 
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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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My excellent organistaional skills, my willingness to learn, my team working skills, my ability to work under pressure, and.
 
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How do you feel about working in an environment that may expose you to negative effects in the long term?
 
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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.
 
4.
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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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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Tell me about your most rewarding experience as a Radiologist.
 
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Handing im my dissertation and knowing that I was nearing the end of my course.
 
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Learning from the different xray techs their skills and the way they work and interact with the patients.
 
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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.
 
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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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How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?
 
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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 get a plan sorted,follow company procedure,get staff involve to assist,gather other resources from the internet.
 
3.
I would remain calm and focus on the task that needs to be taken care of.
 
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Be more careful and increase my efficincy at work.
 
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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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How much radiation can the human body handle?
 
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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.
 
2.
Unknown.... stochastic/deterministic.
 
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Tell me about your education. Which courses were you most interested in? Which ones were the most difficult?
 
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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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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.
 
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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 done access to science and gnvq intermediate in science.
 
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In your opinion, should radiology services be available 24/7?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes it should be there , continuity, demand on services is now higher offers wider choice to patients and more flexibility.
 
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Yes, in order for more people to have jobs and the availablity to help patients.
 
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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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Yes, this is a must for all emergency situations.
 
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Tell me about a workplace conflict. What was the situation and how did you handle it?
 
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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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Had a word with them and told them unfortunately need to report them.
 
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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.
 
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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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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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How would you respond if a fellow doctor criticized your work?
 
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Ask if they a problem with radiography in general.
 
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ask where the dr. has a problem with the radiograph
 
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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.
 
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How flexible is your schedule? Do you mind being asked to stay late or cover for a colleague?
 
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All except for one where I was committed and could not stay on.
 
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50%
 
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I refused to stay late . Pissed off early instead.
 
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What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your job in the past?
 
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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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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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Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.
 
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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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What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?
 
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Erytheam and heat at the site.
 
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Burnt skin, hair loss, dehydration, feeling unwell.
 
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Heat, redness at entry site, nausea.
 
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Skin erythema, nausea, vomiting.
 
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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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The schedule shows 8 patients are due however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?
 
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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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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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I would be able to work through it and take one task at a time.
 
4.
How did your college experience prepare you for a career in this field?
 
5.
What makes you interested in this position?
 
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What type of work schedule are you looking for?
 
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Afternoons full time.
 
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Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
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I have not had one as a student, on jy last one I got promoted.
 
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Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
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Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
4.
which situation kept you from coming to wook on time at your last job
 
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Which 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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Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. How did you handle it?
 
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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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How do you respond to patients who are in chronic pain and perhaps in an unsavoury mood?
 
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You must keep a professional and kind demeanor even if the patient does not.
 
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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.
With patients.
 
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What are some of the long term physical effects of radiation exposure?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Higher rish to get cancer.
 
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Infertility, cancer.
 
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Cancer is a long term effect of radiation and so are cataracts and skin death.
 
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Cancer,infertility and skin disease.
 
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Possibility of developing cancer, back problems from using poor body mechanics.
 
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What is the biggest change you would make in your current role?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Trauma image interpretation of subtle fractures, complaining, adaptation of technique but these will coome with time as I learn and grow in the profession.
 
2.
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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Spending too much time talking to the patient, over cleaning every thing I use.
 
4.
Perfection.
 
5.
Explaining procedure thoroughly, works very quickly.
 
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What makes a good leader?
 
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I'm awesome.
 
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Explain the Gamma Knife treatment.
 
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Would those who know you best say that you endure to the end or move on to other things?
 
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I stay to complete the task the move on to the next task.
 
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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.
Endure till the end, like to complete all my tasks first before moving on,
 
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Why do you want to be a Radiologist? Was there a defining moment when you decided to choose radiology as a career path?
 
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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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What are your salary expectations?
 
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13/hr
 
2.
in india ten thousand to fiften thousand
 
3.
2 dollars an hour.
 
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What medical journals do you read regularly?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Synergy and imaging practice and therapy, lancet online.
 
2.
Radiology technology Magazine.
 
3.
None regularly but I do sometimes read women's health.
 
4.
I read the ASRT Scanner magazine along with the Radiologic Technology Magazine.
 
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How much radiation do you receive from a single chest x-ray?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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0.05mgray
 
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0.1 mSv
 
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What does endurance mean to you?
 
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Seeing thing through, digging in deep to bring out that extra strength when you think or am at the end.
 
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Never giving up and always showing 100 percent commitment.
 
3.
capacity to bear
 
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How does radiation affect cell development?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Pretty good though sometimes might ask for a second opinion.
 
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Can create or break chemical reactions causing slow or abnormal processing of cell functions.
 
3.
why did you choose radiology
 
4.
Radiation can slow cell growth or cause cell death.
 
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How do you handle a difficult patient?
 
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I agree, and I feel that we are just as important as the doctors.
 
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Tell me about your residency. What was the most important thing that you learned?
 
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Tell me something about yourself that I wouldn't know from your CV/Resume.
 
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Are you experienced working with children as patients?
 
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How have you demonstrated leadership in your career?
 
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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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Walk me through your volunteer experience. How important is it to you that you give back to the community?
 
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What is your greatest strength as a Radiologist?
 
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I am very dedicated and will complete a task set before me.
 
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Of the following, which are you most versed in interpreting: X-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds, or MRIs?
 
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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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Is there a medication available that helps people with radiation exposure?
 
User Submitted Interview Answers
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Yes there are.
 
2.
Yes, but it is much more harmful than the actual radiation.
 
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