Medical Imaging Technologist

Definition

  • Medical Imaging Technologists are responsible for the outcome of the diagnostic imaging examination. The outcome of the examination is recorded electronically to allow for consultation with other health and medical practitioners. 
  • Medical Imaging Technologists produce high quality diagnostic radiographs or carry out diagnostic procedures using ionising radiation. With appropriate training, Medical Imaging Technologists may practise computed tomography (CT), mammography, and angiography. Medical Imaging Technologists evaluate the diagnostic quality of images and take corrective measures as required. 
  • Medical Imaging Technologists competencies include, but are not limited to, patient care, patient positioning, imaging physics and technology, anatomy and physiology identification and assessment, bio-effects and radiation safety, clinical and organisational responsibility for the examination, and quality assurance.

Qualifications

New Zealand Qualifications

 The Board has accredited three New Zealand undergraduate qualifications for the purpose of registration as a Medical Imaging Technologist:

  • Bachelor of Medical Imaging issued by the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Technology) issued by the Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) issued by the Unitec Institute of Technology.

Overseas Qualifications

The Board has approved a number of non-New Zealand qualifications as being substantially equivalent to the accredited qualifications.

List of non-New Zealand qualifications approved as being substantially equivalent.

Required Experience

In addition to holding a relevant undergraduate qualification, you must also be able to provide evidence that you have a minimum of 3360 hours of clinical experience in the relevant scope of practice you are applying for registration in.