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Top 25 XRay Technician Interview Questions

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Question 2 of 25
Describe a typical day at work.
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What do you expect work to be like from your experience? You may have little on the job experience, but you have a clear understanding of the job description and your education to back you up. The interviewer is checking for understanding and expectations. You may have a lot of questions about what a typical day would look like, but start with what you know: You'll be on your feet all day. You need to prepare, maintain and clean equipment. You prepare the patient each time you do imaging, taking down their medical history, positioning them on the table, performing the imaging and then labeling and reviewing it. Show your understanding that there may be difficulties with patients who are scared or if they are heavy you may have to do some lifting. It's a physical job, so be sure to show them you can handle it.
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Question 3 of 25
How would you explain to a CT scan to a patient?
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Speaking to patients in language they can understand is one of the challenges of working in the medical field. So what exactly is a computerized axial tomography scan? A CT scan or CAT scan is able to take a series of images from different angles in order to show a cross-section of a particular area of the body. When talking to patient, you can explain how this process will aid in diagnosing their problem. If it's a broken bone, you can explain how they will be able to see if there are other areas that were broken that didn't show up in the X-Ray. It will be helpful to show the doctor if surgery is required or if there are any other issues that need to be addressed.
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Question 4 of 25
How does this position fit into your career plan?
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"I'm excited to get started on my path towards becoming a radiologic technologist. The knowledge and experience I will gain from working with your team will give me the tools to be successful in the field, and help me to reach my goals."
What is your career plan? This is a great question to prepare for before your interview! Starting with the goal, think backwards to lay out the milestones. This position might be a step forward toward your goal of becoming a radiologic technologist. A good way to frame it in answer form would be to say, "I'm excited to get started on my path towards becoming a radiologic technologist. The knowledge and experience I will gain from working with your team will give me the tools to be successful in the field, and help me to reach my goals."
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Question 5 of 25
What is your ability to work without supervision?
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How do you stay current in this field?
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Question 7 of 25
How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?
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Question 8 of 25
If a patient is nervous, how will you calm them down?
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Question 9 of 25
Why did you choose your area of specialty in radiology?
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Question 10 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your communication skills when a patient didn't understand you.
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Question 11 of 25
How do you fill downtime?
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Question 12 of 25
Tell me about a time when you solved a problem at work or school?
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Question 13 of 25
If a patient isn't safely protected, what are some of the harmful effects of radiation?
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Question 14 of 25
Tell me about your education.
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Question 15 of 25
On busy days, how do you manage your daily tasks?
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Question 16 of 25
What are some of the challenges you anticipate when working with members on a medical team?
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Question 17 of 25
How have you shown flexibility in a job in the past?
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Question 18 of 25
How would your coworkers describe you?
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Question 19 of 25
What do you look for in a supervisor?
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Question 20 of 25
What would you do if the X-Ray machine was not working correctly?
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Question 21 of 25
What measures do you take to ensure the safety of your patient?
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Question 22 of 25
Tell me about your experience with using X-Ray equipment.
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Question 23 of 25
How do you make sure you obtain images of the highest quality?
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Question 24 of 25
Why did you choose a career in radiology?
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Question 25 of 25
How do you feel about working on your feet for long periods of time?
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Question 1 of 25
What do you know about our company?
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1.
I've been there for two procedures and I was treated well. I want to be a part of the experience and give back.
2.
I would like to work here because I did my clinical rotation here and I'm very familar with the eqipment staffm, procedures and protocols of this facility. I also admire the people that work here because I feel like they provide best patient care as well as work great with each other.
3.
I have many reasons I chose this hospital.
4.
I chose this facility when applying because I was very intrigued by the information that I had researched on the facilities website. I found very useful information to gain a better understanding about what this job entails. And I feel like this facility has everything that I have been looking for in a school to ensure that I will succeed in the future.
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Because you offer the best patient care services, would love to be part of your team.
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I choose this hospital because, it is one of the best and serves all variety of patients in large scale.
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I chose to apply here because I like the clinic setting over the hospital setting. I think that I would be a great attribute to Bryan Radiology because I am fresh out of school and have the dedication and drive to put to the test all of my knowledge and information that I have learned over the past two years. I am very eager and I know that I have more to learn and think that this would be a wonderful opportunity for me.
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It was the closes college with the program close to home.
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I chose this hospital when applying because the staff works well together and I'm a big team player. I felt comfortable doing clinical here and I was treated well. Also, the patient care is the best I've seen. The standards of this hospital are high and it seems like a good environment to work in.
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To see facility and qualification.
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Well before even starting my clinical rotation, I knew the reputation this hospital has. I have always picurted myself as an employee here with the hopes of one day getting a job.
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I have done clinical in this hospital. People are nice and heard so much positive things about this hospital.
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I currently work in an office and prefer this setting over a hospital.
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I heard that a great things in this hospital, great environment, Ireally believe in the value of teamwork and so when I saw a position with your company to join your radiology department, Ihad to make sure that my application was put in.
Question 2 of 25
Describe a typical day at work.
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I believe that I have great communication skills. I think communication is one of the most important life skills. Good communication skills help build a rapport with your patients.
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I would rate my communication skills a 10.
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7 out of 10 because I do come off as a shy quiet person but while working with patients 10-10
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I think that I am a very effective communicator. I think that communication is the key to everything, and if you dont have communication, there is so much confusion in every day life.
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Great. I take time to listen. I am not afraid to ask questions. I make sure I explain the procedure clearly to the patient so they feel comfortable in my care.
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10/10 because if patient doesnt understands than make them understanding by repeating with nonverbal accents.
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My communication skills are very good. I have worked in many professions where communication was paramount in completing tasks and jobs. I know that communication is very important both verbally and electronically and have been successful communication in both ways.
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From 1 to 10 I would say 8
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Great. With 5 years experience, they have developed quite well over time and I become a lot more confident in my explanations and how direct people.
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On a scale of 1-5, I would rate my communication skills as 3.
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I would give myself a 10. I am easy to understand and communicating with others.
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I would rate my communication skills at a 10, the very best. I believe communication is one of the most crucial things to have when working as a team, as well as with patients.
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Good enough to properly communicate with any patient.
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Excellent. I strongly believe that communication can decrease repeat exposures as well as strengthen team work comradely.
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Very well ive worked with all ages from pediatric to geriatrics.
Question 3 of 25
How would you explain to a CT scan to a patient?
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Nope, no trouble at explaining the reason of the body part being imaged. I struggle at times to communicate when there is a language barrier but there are phones we can use to get a translator.
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Sometimes. Usually it's a fluent, clear instruction. I struggle the most with unfamiliar words or words I don't use very often.
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No not usually if I'm familiar with he procedure. But maybe if its unfamiliar, I would direct them to someone who better answer there question.
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Step by step take things one at a time.
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When it comes to communicating with patients I don't really struggle in communicating with them.
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Not unless there is a language barrier.
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No, I have worked with all ages and the experience I have gained from this allows me to with ease. When I struggle the most is when the patient is unable to understand due to illness.
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I try to explain the exam in the most basic vocablulary. The less the better. Struggle would be with a patient who has trouble with english.
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I do not have trouble explaining. I am very thorough and explain in the most basic terms so the patient or guardian understands what I am saying. The only time it could be a struggle if it was a person with a different language.
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I communicate well with patients, able to tell them exactly how the exam will go, but I have struggled as a student explaining he's and some fluoro exams because certain radiologist do them a certain way and being new just learning, I found it a little difficult to explain.
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I handle it pretty good I'd say.
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You should always be able to properly explain a procedure to a patient.
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I don´t think that I have trouble explaining the procedure to a patient. I try to simplify the explanation for the patient understanding, excluding some difficult/especific words. I struggle when I have to explain to a little child what we are going to do because they're very unpredictable. Or to some eldery/people with some kind of dementia.
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I do not have trouble explaining the procedures to the patient. I explain why the procedures is being done and the benefits of the procedures. I ask if they have any questions and concern. If I feel they understand I would go forward with the procedure.
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No, I reiterate what exam they are to have and make sure then I explain what is going to happen and tell them I will give instructions step by step.
Question 4 of 25
How does this position fit into your career plan?
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You are leading the patient. Radiografer is besy. One patient collapse in reseption area. What you will do?
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A recent problem that I have encountered with my manager was a lack of communication between herself and the rest of the support staff. I spoke with her directly at first to discuss the situation. Unfortunately, the situation was not resolved and I went to her manager to discuss the situation further..
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I wouldn't call it a problem, but I was scheduled for the night shift which isn't ideal for me with a 3 year old but did what I had to without complaint.
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I have learned how to have tough skin! With this job people can stress you out at times but you have to remain calm and sometimes let things not get to you, Make sure that the patients care comes first. There are many ways of doing a procedure. Be open minded to other peoples ways. They may be as good as your own way. Always try to get along and get the job done.
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I would discuss the problem with the manager that your having the problem with and let them know that you don't have a understanding of it and need clarification. Try to deal with it and follow guidelines that are set in the dept.
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I have not encountered any problems so far but when I do I plan on discussing the problem with e manager behind closed doors away from other workers.
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I never had any problam.
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Discussed the siuation.
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When they let people go it bothers me but at that moment I'm being sympathetic to the person not mad at the managers.
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I politely went to them and discussed the problem with them.
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Recently I had a dispute with the decision made for awarding a comp on an exam I had performed. The difference in opinion had to do with the progression of fluoroscopy procedures. I felt I had done everything I was supposed to do in the procedure but because the physician preferred to do much of t eh exam himself my supervisor did not agree. We solved it by making a compromise.
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Initiative to me is when you do something without having to be asked to do it. I always look for ways that I can stay busy and this is usually when I look to take initiative to do something.
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My manager didnt agree with one of my ideas for my department. I didnt get upset everyone is entitled to their opionion so I talked it over with him and we met in the middle with the descion.
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Explain my side of the their decision, but ultimately will do what is asked of me.
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My manager wanted me to work a double shift for someone who was sick and on top of that do the shift reports for all three days I was to work, simply put I took care of it because I am a hard worker and very dedicated.
Question 5 of 25
What is your ability to work without supervision?
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Having worked in television for so many years, there has been many occasions which I have had to resolve problems such as computer problems, bad feeds or equipment malfunctions while doing live shows.
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I had an uncooperative patient and managed to calm them down and get them to sit still in the positions needed to take the diagnostic xrays.
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As a student a patient got sick and I helped clean her up and reassure her throughout the exam.
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Research the problem and check on other files to see if the same problem has risen and how it was handled. Each situation is different. If there is a urgent situation with a patient will make sure to contact a radiologist to review the images before releasing a patient. Team work is very important in this field and having the patient files in hand and know their history can avoid many bad situations and not cause harm to a patient. Never make rushes quick descisions when it comes to patients and double checking all procedures before putting it thru, done in a efficient time not to fall behind schedule.
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Getting blankets for patients. Calming a patient with correct information about the exam.
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I had to figure out how to get the correct images with little help from the patients which can be quite challenging.
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Diabetic pt. And gave him the nessacry treatment.
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Trouble with the x-ray equipment made a call to support but kept on taking x-rays and put them in a container to develop at another time.
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Solving technical issues on the shelving at my last employers.
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As a student I am not often left completely unsupervised, but I often have patients who are very uncomfortable during their exams and I try to make them as comfortable as I can by providing things like warm blankets, or a sponge under their knees.
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When I had a stubborn patient I managed to calm him down and obtain radiographs.
12.
During my recent mammography volunteer shift. When I escored a woman to the dressing room. I noticed that she was not doing well. She confirmed that she has a migraine. I quickly brought her a cup of water and a cold wash cloth. At the same time I let the Technologist knew right away, so we gave her massage, and she felt much better. At the end of her exam, she appreciate what I did, and she thanked me a lot.
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Working in a team one of the team members could not be found when needed. To get done what was needed for the patient, I stepped in and took on the extra work of the missing team member so a delay in care was prevented.
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I was xraying a patient that could not lay still due to pain in her hips. I took the nessacarry time to help her be as comfortable as possible to get the best images I could. Then left a note for the radiologist that it was impossible for this patient to be still due to severe pain.
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I had a patient that did not get a Pregnancy test in the ER but unsure of the date of her last Period. I explained of the possibility of exposure, to her abdomen since I was performing a abdomen X-ray and I explained that she options to either take a pregnancy test and wait for result or go ahead with the exam.
Question 6 of 25
How do you stay current in this field?
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Because I am always like to worked in the medical field that enough.
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Because it is the dept. Where a person can help all kinds of patient and technology upgraded day day .
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I see through people.
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Iinterasted to work like this.
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I was xrayed once for an ulcer and the tech was the sweetest person. She made me feel so safe and checked in on me before I left.
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Wanted a career in the medical field and always had an interest in photography. I enjoy helping others.
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I wanted to be able to help people who couldnt help themselves.
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I have a passion for helping others, and really enjoy helping them through their day if it may be difficult.
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I always wanted a career in the medical field and radiology is a great way to give patient care and keep up on technology.
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Because I enjoy helping others and making a difference in their lives and that is rewarding.
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At first, I was just looking for a major, but now, I feel like radiology is a career I can really see myself going into.
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I have known since a very young age that I wanted to work in the medical field. I have a passion for helping people and feel accomplished helping them heal.
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To help people to make a difference. To help give answers.
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I had always been interested in science and the body, and thought that radiography was a good mixture of them both. Being able to work with people (the patients) and help them in the best way I can was also a help.
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I chose a career in radiology because helping people is very rewarding to me and I am very interested in learning more about the human body and functions.
Question 7 of 25
How do you handle unexpected situations that might cause you to be late for work?
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Whatever the starting wage that you pay here will be fine with me.
2.
According to my responsability.
3.
After a careful career search of both the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the A.S.R.T., Anywhere between 18:50 & 26:00 per hr. Would be acceptable.
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My salary expectations are based on the job responsibilities and whether or not the job is benefit eligible. As a basis I would place my salary expectations as a range from $22.00 per hour to $28.00 per hour, but is negotiable.
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Looking on Salary. Com for suggestions, I would expect to make no less than 46,000 dollars a year.
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It should be 25 k to 35 k per month.
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What does the Position offer?
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Around 40,000 a year with minimum overtime.
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My slaery expactations is to make 60 thousand a year but ofcourse I know I cant always get what I want so im ready to except the average salary.
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Competative wages for a radiology technologist in this area.
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I expect to be paid the competitive rate for this respective role in the greater denver area.
12.
I am new to this profession, and I know that the average hourly rate is 17.00 to 19.00.
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My salary expectations are what ever is competitive in my field in that certain area. In which I might add deserable on my part since I do perform at a high level in my expertise.
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I understand Salary depends many factors, however I hope for 17 to 22 Dollars range to start.
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I am not really familiar with the salary in this area.
Question 8 of 25
If a patient is nervous, how will you calm them down?
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There are times when patients come in expecting large radiation doses, to the point where it will cause cancer of a sort; I explain that the doses we use are minimal but that as always, a certain risk does still exist.
2.
I had an angry patient that was upset that I couldn't do lower back xrays because that's not what was ordered, he didn't seem to understand why I couldn't do them. I told him that I could take him back to his er room so he could talk with his doctor, and he was satisfied.
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Patient talk in vulgar language.
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When a patient was scared of the radiation.
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Whem a woman was very anxious for her fist mammography. She was very afraid that it could be painfull. So I had to calm her down and explain all the procedure and explain that some people fell more main then other, but that it wasn't nothing that she couldn't bear.
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I think that I have a good preparation to do general radiographies, but I need to train a lot to be able to do CT, mobiles and operating theatre.
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Women who were nervous having a hystero.
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When the patient is stressing over things, or when the patient is having a hard time accepting the reality.
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When the patient waiting too long.
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I calm a patient down when he/she didn't want to position for the exam. I explained why it was important for us to get the correct position to see the correct anatomy.
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A 10 year old boy was very upset and crying because he didn't want to straighten his arm and I was very patient and just worked with him until I got his arm the way it needed to be.
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A patient was in a lot of pain and when I went to get transport her from the room she was singing a song after arriving in the xray room she began to fight the techs. I was already in the room and asked her about the song she was singing when I brought her in and she told me what it was. I told her my favorite song and then I told her we really need to get this xray so we can help you feel better. I told her that we would be there and Iwould explain everything to her. We got through the exam and appologized before she left and thank me for making her feel better. Come to find out the last time she was there someone in her family had died.
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Many times. When you are in the sick role, you also have many anxieties along with it It is my responsibility to way lay any fears.
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During a computer tomography procedure. They never had contrast injected and where very scared of the injection. I explained to them that they will only feel the injection for a very small time and that the examination is very important and needed to make an adequate diagnosis. I also mentioned that I can see them at all times and if anything is wrong or she feels uncomfortable that she must wiggle her hands and I will come in immediately. I also explained to her what the injection will feel like and what she will experience. She calmed down immediately and we went on with the CT scan. You need to establish while the person is worried and address those fears. Also explain to them why the procedure is important. Most of the time it is the fear of the unknown.
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When ever I have patients who had anxiety or nerves.
Question 9 of 25
Why did you choose your area of specialty in radiology?
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I would say, I like my job and this is what I can do best.
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I dont currently have an area of special, but I am extremely interested in interventional because of the preventative nature of it.
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I applied to the Radiography program not really knowing what I wanted to do. It was honestly the best decision of my life. I love being part of the health care process and enjoy helping people become healthy. I had the opportunity to specialize in other modalities and continue in school, but right now I feel that x-ray is the right fit for me. That may change, but right now I have such a passion for the field that I can't imagine doing anything else.
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I applied to the Radiography program not really knowing what I wanted to do. It was honestly the best decision of my life. I love being part of the health care process and enjoy helping people become healthy. I had the opportunity to specialize in other modalities and continue in school, but right now I feel that x-ray is the right fit for me. That may change, but right now I have such a passion for the field that I can't imagine doing anything else.
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I have always known that I was going to choose a career that involves helping people and working with people. I am very interested in anatomy and how the human body works.
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I love the patient care aspect of this profession, but I also love how we can incorporate a technical knowledge into our jobs.
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Serve the people in this field.
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I chose this profession because I always wanted a job in health care where I worked closely with both the patients and the doctors.
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I really enjoy working and helping people and when I heard about xray I knew this would be the perfect career for me as I get to do everything I love.
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Xray has so many different modalities that contribute to the diagnosis of ailments. Without xray physicians would nor be able to do their jibs as well as they do. To be a part of that diagnostic stage was what I found appealing about the field.
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After long term research of most positions in the hospital I felt that this best fits my needs for a challenge and creativness of the different modalitties of the various xrays available for preventive care of patients.
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I love to help people nad I like that fact that radiography plays a major roll in daignisis.
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I felt it best fit me as an individual aI enjoy helping others and it also challenges me to think outside the box.
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Since I have been a child ive always been facinated with machines that give you the ability to look at bones.
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Personal experience as patient and want to excel with patient care.
Question 10 of 25
Give me an example that demonstrates your communication skills when a patient didn't understand you.
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I would leave the house early giving myself enough time to arrive when scheduled.
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Leave as soon as possible, I would rather be at work an hour early than be 20 minutes late.
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Leave as soon as possible, I would rather be at work an hour early than be 20 minutes late.
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I will immediately call my supervisor and aler him/her of the situation. If at all possible I will also leave an hour and half before I am scheduled to work.
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Leave for work early to miss weather and traffic.
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I will apologise to my colique first . Then I start my worke one by one.
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I would leave as soon as I found out and leave early.
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I would leave the house early, giving myself plenty of time to arrive on schedule.
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Leave early for work..
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I leave the house as soon as I can and call the work place to let them know I might ran a bit late as traffic may be bad.
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I have to leave my home early to arrive on time.
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I leave right now and call them let them know I will be late but try to get ther as soon as possible.
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Leave early; like two hours.
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I prepare for the traffic and leave early. I will also look to see if I have alternate routes to get there but leave home as soon as possible even if I get to work before my shift starts. I also call to work and inform them of the traffic situation and let them know I have left early to compensate for the bad traffic.
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Leave earlier and call the work site.
Question 11 of 25
How do you fill downtime?
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Stocking and/or cleaning equipment.
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Any times when I am not with patients I clean and organize the rooms, stock gowns, and fill image receptor bags.
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Clean or restock supplies.
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Clean or restock supplies.
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Reading the article related to the radiology science.
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Being with my family, or shopping with mom, getting pedicures.
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Infection prevention by cleaning the areas. Research of patients files before each appointment to be prepared.
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Go over patient files to be ready for the next patient and also prepare for the next day's schedule of patients and review files to look for any thing that may be important such as critinine exposures and reactions. I also clean the area and disinfect to make sure we have infection control.
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I try to get answers to any questions I have.
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Restock, Review completeness of previouse studies, and set-up for next wave of patients.
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Playing with son at parks, zoo and libraries.
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I clean and stock rooms.
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I usually keep busy by making sure that everything is stocked and ready for the next patient.
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As a student I study during most of my downtime but I also like to stock and clean rooms.
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Disinfecting the equipment and xray table, reading and preparing for the next patient.
Question 12 of 25
Tell me about a time when you solved a problem at work or school?
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I explain facts to the clients concerning radiation concerns.
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I dont think I have ever done that.
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I have read xray tech magazines where how much radiation and the some stories of after effects of radiations.
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Whenever I have a patient that is very cautious about their exposure to radiation, it is always nice to implement facts about using protection or the truth about the amount of radiation they are going to receive.
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As a student I had to do a 10 page research paper and present it professionally in class.
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I studied for additional certification where I learned a lot of new information in the field. I then took this information and shared/taught my co workers. This made us a stronger department and team.
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I read a paper on how to read a chest xray for a continuing education class. This helped me immensely when taking chest rays, especially if docs ask questions.
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I have read about whiplash from a car accident and how the Cervical spine flexes and extends during such an event. Then a patient came in with the same scenario and I performed two C-spine xrays on him with a flexion and extension to see what type of damage was done to the c-spine.
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Some of our patients usually will have concerns of the amount of radiation they may get.. According to the American College of. Radiology and radiologic associates of North America I respond to a patient who is getting a chest X-ray that it is equivalent to 10 days worth of exposure In Your natural environment. So if you think of it that, you it is very minimal exposure.
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Gentle imaging in pediatrics is important to me. We have to be advocates and protect the children we exam.
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Just the two days ago I read that when taking an xray of the chest for possible pneumothorax, It is just as equally sensitive to take the X-ray on inspiration as it is taking an xray on expiration to demonstrate the aforementioned. So there is really no need to expose the patient a second time.
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I actually read a book the narratives of nursing home care well before I even decided to become an xray tech student. I always carried that book with me.... Caring for the elderly and knowing how medicare is affecting our healthcare system and effecting the elderly is something to be aware of.
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When performing my CEU credits I have come across many articles in the ASRT reading articles which have been fascinating.
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During my project work in the university.
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Read a research on noscomical infections and I wiped down the table and equipment more better than before.
Question 13 of 25
If a patient isn't safely protected, what are some of the harmful effects of radiation?
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Yes. And that gives me a sense of responsibility to handle radiation with more safety.
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No, I don't feel that we're exposed to enough radiation to have fears. We wear film badges for a reason, are provided with standard barriers, as well as, lead aprons if necessary.
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I take the proper precautions to protect myself and others from any unnecessary exposure to radiation.
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No, I feel as though I will do a good job protecting myself and the patients.
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No. I am using protaction coat.
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No, I don't feel that we're exposed to enough radiation to have fears.
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Not at all, but am very concerned with radiation.
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No because I believe if I use the proper protection for myself, patient, coowerkers and comunity. The readiation won't be harmful.
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I do not have any fears of radiation as I feel I am protected at all times.
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None since there are precaution measures taken each day.
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No, we receive radion even by being in outside in the sun.
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Not really as long as protection is worn and I stay behind the protective shields.
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Ofcourse radiation is dangerous but I have always practiced safely so no im not to worried about it.
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No I don't have any fears because I know patient dose control.
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Of course but with proper protection and accurate dosage measurements its fine.
Question 14 of 25
Tell me about your education.
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I received my Associates degree in Radiography in May 2011 from Indiana University Northwest. It was two year program consisting of classroom training as well as clinical training within three areas hospitals. I completed my training at Methodist Hospital in Gary, Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, and St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond.
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Pree digree, diploma in x-ray.
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What kind of relevant experience do you have for x-ray technician.
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Right out of high school I went to college but did not know what I wanted to do and started with a business degree even though I was not excited about it. After about a full year of credits I started working full time instead. Once I knew I wanted to go back to school to be in the medical field I quit my job and obtained my Associates in Science then went straight into the Radiography program and graudated this June.
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I have researche what is involved for this field. I have started by taking anatomy classes, medical terminology courses, first aid and cpr course and certificate, volunteered to be in this field to gain more knowledge, I have also taken a imaging aid program through BC to get me prepared for what is expected of me in this field. I have completed my math courses, science courses, english courses, and make sure I ask plenty of questions to help me understand the modalities.
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I attended hostos college for two years radiology program.
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I have been studied x-ray technician in technice midecal instetuit fo tow years from2006 to 2008.
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It took me 4 1/2 years to get through from start t finish.
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I went to high school at Manson Northwest Webster in Manson, IA and got my high school diploma. I have also went to Iowa Central Community College for 2 years in their Radiology Technology Program and received my AAS degree and my ARRT
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I graduated from a 2 year program for radiography at Lewis Clark state college that included classroom work and clinical training. I received my clinical training from 4 different hospitals. I also received a bachelors of science in psychology from the university of idaho in 2011.
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Associate in applied science, radiology major at wcc.
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I recently graduated a hospital program in december with a certificate in radiology.
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I graduated with an associates of applied science in radiography. I did my clinical rotations at Lake West Health in Willoughby for 2 years with out rotations in urgent care center and mobile xrays.
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I have a 2 year assciate degree from aiken technical college which is an accredited school. Throughout the two years I alos had my clinical education at Aiken regional GRU and some smaller outpatient clinics.
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I graduated from Gettysburg High school in 2012 and am now working towards getting my associates degree as a radiologic technologist.
Question 15 of 25
On busy days, how do you manage your daily tasks?
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I take down a brief history of there illness such as when it occurred, what are the symptoms, and if they are female when was there last menstrual cycle.
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For each patient I make sure I write down a brief history along with confirming patients identity.
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Log of computers all the time to prevent inappropriate people have access to patients records. Place the patients paper works related to health history up side down, or in schred machine if necessary. Keep the info confidential,
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Very well. I am good at taking notes on each patient.
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I follow the HIPAA law strictly and am aware of hte HIPAA bins, so once information that I do not need is ready to be tossed I make sure it is put in the bin and on epic make sure to close my windows after each use.
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I record patient records at the time of patient exam so I do not forget detail and if I am really busy at the time I spend time at the end of my shift to finish or add detail.
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I am very organized with keeping detailed patient records.
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I am a very detail oriented person. I have had a lot of expiereince documenting in a patients medical record.
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Every time a procedure is done.
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Very well. I keep a log of every examination I do in case there are any questions.
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I am very detail oriented and pay close attention to even the smallest of details.
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I am the queen of organized. Prior to Mag View tracking, I hand tracked all patients and statistics. I am proud to say every year for inspection all my totals and percentages matched.
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The more detailed the better as long as it is related to the specific diagnosis.
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I take detailed histories for the patient record to provide as much pertinent information as possible to the radiologist.
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Pretty detailed. Everything from when it started to the end.
Question 16 of 25
What are some of the challenges you anticipate when working with members on a medical team?
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Ultimately they are the physician. They have more training that I do and what they say goes. I can give my opinion but if they do not agree I still will do what they ask.
2.
Carry on. Continue to do my job as efficiently as possible with a big smile on my face.
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I would not react, I would ask him what he would like and then do it.
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I would value their opinion since they have more education than myself.
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Keep moving and if it becomes pattern find time where the doctor and yourslef can sit down and talk about what you can do best to compromise and do what is best for your patients.
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It is their job, their responsibility and their decision to do so. I will be fine with their perspective in the matter.
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I am polite. As long has I voiced my idea that is all I can do and try again the next time the opportunity arrives.
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Try a way to articulate the point to him/her.
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I recognize that he is an expert in his field and I move on.
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His thought process is different than mine doesn't make him right or me wrong.
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Not all ideas are good ideas. I would respectfully ask, Why? and then re-build from there if I thought the idea would benefit the department.
12.
In the end that is not my job to diagnose patients but to give physicians and radiologists the best pictures for them inorder to benefit the patients outcome.
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Ultimately they are the physician and they have had training. If it is something I feel strongly about such as injecting a patient with an unsteady lab value, I would speak with a radiologist to ensure.
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Directly ask what it is they want, assess their answer and try to approach from a different angle.
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I would not react they would know better.
Question 17 of 25
How have you shown flexibility in a job in the past?
User-Submitted Answers
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It went well for me.
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All went well with my last review.
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My last review went well, there were no specific complaints and I was instructed to continue doing what I was doing.
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I feel all of my reviews have been good and being a student I think they said more confidence will come with time and practice.
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Continue to improve on your confidence to handle all situations.
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I am always looking to improve and always have improved in the field of radiology. Last time I was reviewed I was told that I work to slow. That was back when I was a student.
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I am not sure what performance review you mean.
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Time management. I can easily get caught up in converstion.
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I have yet to have a performance review.
10.
Sometimes when I am performing an exam I become quiet and forget to speak to the patient because I am concentrating. However, I have made large improvements and try my best to make the patient comfortable.
11.
Things to improve were limited to one thing and it was communicating changes in schedule of patients with my scheduler.
12.
My last performance review was positive and helped me feel more confident in my work.
13.
I was informed to smile more. Sometimes when I am focusded I do not look approachable which is the furthest from the truth.
14.
Speed was one of the things I could improve on but that was because I was trying to get the best diagnostic x-ray image possible. I have picked up my speed since then.
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My last performance evaluation was excellent. My improvements were to become bone density certified.
Question 18 of 25
How would your coworkers describe you?
User-Submitted Answers
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Yes I belong to the ARRT.
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I am part of the ARRT and am a registered radiologic technologist. I also belong to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
3.
I am an ARRT member and I joined the ASRT.
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Yes. I belong to the aslrt.
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None since I am new to this field.
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Yes, I belong to ARRT,OSRT, and ASRT.
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No, Ido not belong to any one.
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Yes, I am a student member of the ASRT, and the ISSRT
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Not currently but I will be register with the ARRT in May.
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I do not currently belong to any organizations yet. I know I will be once I finish my ARRT examination.
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Yes I belong to the WSRT. And am currently going to apply for the ASRT.
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I am registered with ARRT. And I am still a student member of the OSRT.
Question 19 of 25
What do you look for in a supervisor?
User-Submitted Answers
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I don't read any. T__T
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I dont subscribe to any journals, but I do keep with the intercept, and I have actually had the opportunity to write for their publication last spring.
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I don't read many medical journals right now, but I do read the journals that are published by the ASRT. I do enjoy searching the internet and finding new articles on various medical readings.
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I dont read many journals, but I do reguraly read the acr's online publication the intercept and have had the opportunity to write for them also.
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None at the present.
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I enjoys looking at articles provided by the ASRT.
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I do not read any medical journals regularly but I do watch medical shows on television such as discovery health.
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Gentle Imaging on Pediatrics, Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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The official magazine of the arab health exhibition.
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I read the ASRT Radiologic technology bi-monthly and do continuing education from the artlicles. I also read scanner magazine.
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I am about to subscribe to the ASRT journal.
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Read the radiologic technology journals.
Question 20 of 25
What would you do if the X-Ray machine was not working correctly?
User-Submitted Answers
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I know the anatomy of the body as well as how to operate the equipment. What I excel at the most is positioning the patient for the x-ray.
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Radiation protection and patient positioning.
3.
Knowing body habitus in selecting proper exposure. Radiology.
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Believe in getting a good historybecause that is vital to getting images need it.
Question 21 of 25
What measures do you take to ensure the safety of your patient?
User-Submitted Answers
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If I didn't properly position a patient, I would refer to the book.
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Uncooperative patients are hard to position sometimes; I am willing to use immobilizing devices if clear instruction is not followed or patient has altered mental status preventing cooperation.
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Recently pt had a stroke unablr to move into the proper position for the x-ray. Knowing that you can manipulate the machinery to the part of interest.
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Mentally challenged patients.
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So it was difficult to properly position a patient which is why critical thinking skills are so vital typically I would maneuver the two or figure out what the patient can do so that I can get the.
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I have not performed any CT scans. As a student we only observed in CT.
Question 22 of 25
Tell me about your experience with using X-Ray equipment.
User-Submitted Answers
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Physics. A lot of things need to be converted and you have to use those parts to get the solution.
2.
Physics. It had a lot to do with the components of the machine, what creates voltage, milliamperage, the frequency and energy of photons.
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Chemistry, professor was way over my head.
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Physics was the most difficult and it was because it's something that typically is not seen.
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I struggled with physics. I made sure to get tutoring. But as the program progressed there was a lot of repetition. So things came more naturally.
Question 23 of 25
How do you make sure you obtain images of the highest quality?
User-Submitted Answers
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Double checking. Whether it'd be patients with the similar name but different birthdays.
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Yes; I ask the patient what procedure they are having done and why then re-check the chart.
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Yes, teamwork or co-workers.
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When patient is in hurry.
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Have not misread a patient chart.
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I personally haven't but I have seen situations where this occurs I hope to not be in that situation but if I were I would take responsibility and immediately rectify the situation.
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This has not happened to me. I hope it never does.
Question 24 of 25
Why did you choose a career in radiology?
User-Submitted Answers
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I wanted to help people and be an integral part of the healing process.
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So I can help patients be healthy and work in a fast paced environment where I will constantly be learning.
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It was interesting to me since I started taking mu mother in for her radiation and chemo treatments.
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I like the opportunity to mix my interest in physics and technology with my desire to work as a helping professional.
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I was interested in the technology the radiology offered.
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I want to pursue a career in the field of radiology because it aligns with my passion of caring for others. Although my responsibilities may not directly effect their health I will make an impact by helping them as much as poss my and assisting he radiologist with specific task.
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I am very interesting to provide car of the patient and help.
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I am happiest when I am of service to people and radiology offers me that opportunity.
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Healthcare seemed like a good fit since I wanted to make an impact on a persons life. Normally when they get to me they not at the best place in there life and a little compassion and hope can go a long way.
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Passion for patient care and precise diagnosis.
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To be apart of the market that helps, serves, and ultimately saves people.
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My ultimate goal was to help people.
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There are many opportunities to advance.
14.
Radiation itself intrigues me, more so diagnostic as it can be used to help physicians diagnose and treat patients accordingly.
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To help people and to learn.
Question 25 of 25
How do you feel about working on your feet for long periods of time?
User-Submitted Answers
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Shift weight to different legs usually move about a lot.
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I make sure to have quality shoes and to shift my weight from one foot to the other to avoid fatigue.
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Moving around, staying busy, stretch in between and wear the right shoes.
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I will change my legs and doing my procedures fast and accurate and get time to relax.
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I wear comfortable shoes and keep myself busy by completing any outstanding work or tidying. I make sure to try and get enough rest and keep off my feet when I am not working.
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I stay busy all day wearing comfortable tennis shoes and stretching periodically.
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I make sure I have the proper shoes for the job and take my brakes at the appropriate times.
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Staying relaxed and moving around.
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Always moving; I can't stand still in one place for long periods of time so I recur to constant movement and body weight shifting.
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Take breaks when you need to.
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Teamwork and proper footwear.
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Its depend on the situation.
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I have excellent shoes and stretch I'm used to being on my feet for long periods of time.
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I have always worked on my feet. The hardest is standing in one spot but I will shift my weight from one leg to other.

About XRay Technician

January 29th, 2017

Using radio-graphic equipment, X Ray Technicians create medical images of a patient's body to assist physicians in diagnosing medical problems. X Ray Technicians may also be referred to as Radiology Technicians. This work can be done in a hospital or clinic setting while other X Ray Technicians may have equipment they can travel with, allowing for home visits to patients who are immobile.

X Ray Technicians must be able to spend the majority of their day on their feet. It is a physically demanding job. In addition to the physical demands of the role, an X Ray Technician should have positive bed-side manner and strong communication skills. An X Ray tech will guide a patient through the procedure, giving direction on how to position their body in order to allow for the clearest image of the targeted area.

Strong technical skills are a must in this career path as X Ray Techs use high-tech imaging equipment on a daily basis. Attention to detail and the ability to take direction are also required skills.

There are a variety of options if an X Ray Tech would like to specialize in a particular practice. These include MRI, CT Scans and Mammograms. Proper protective wear is required, on the job, to avoid constant exposure to radiation.

Most States and Provinces have schools which offer a Radiology Technology program. This is generally a certificate program. Although the educational requirements to be an X Ray Tech are not demanding, a Degree in a medical related field is always considered an asset.
In addition to a minimum certificate program, each State will have its own requirements when it comes to licensing for X Ray Techs.

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