Medical Imaging Technologist
- 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.
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 ARA Institute of Canterbury.
- 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.
To be eligible for registration as a medical imaging or radiation therapy practitioner, you need to meet the Board’s qualification requirements and registration standards.
Applications for registration from overseas-trained applicants are assessed against the Board approved assessment criteria for qualifications and registration standards which are:
- criminal history
- English language skills
- recency of practice.
Applicants who are assessed as meeting the Board’s qualification requirements and registration standards are eligible for registration.
In addition to holding a relevant undergraduate qualification, you must also be able to provide evidence you have a minimum of 3360 hours of clinical experience in the scope of practice you are applying for registration in.