It's time!

Apply for your Annual Practising Certificate now - you must have it before 31 March. Where employers have agreed to pay their practitioner's APC fee this can be done using the 'bulk funding' arrangement.

About the Professions

Medical imaging technologists may do some or all of the following:

  • provide information to patients about what will happen during their examinations
  • prepare patients and equipment for examinations
  • produce diagnostic images for diagnosis of injuries or possible diseases
  • prepare and administer radioactive materials (tracers) or x-ray dye to patients
  • check the quality of images taken
  • write reports
  • perform quality assurance testing on equipment.

Radiation therapists may do some or all of the following:

  • work with radiation oncologists (cancer specialists) to plan and deliver treatment
  • use computed tomography (CT) scans, computer programmes and clinical information to plan radiation treatment
  • make immobilisation devices, such as masks, to help patients lie still during treatment
  • build rapport and communicate with patients during treatment
  • deliver radiation treatment using high energy x-ray machines (linear accelerators)
  • educate people about radiation therapy and its side effects.