Position x-ray equipment and adjust controls to set exposure factors, such as time and distance.
Use beam-restrictive devices and patient-shielding techniques to minimize radiation exposure to patient and staff.
Position patient on examining table and set up and adjust equipment to obtain optimum view of specific body area as requested by physician.
Process exposed radiographs using film processors or computer generated methods.
Explain procedures to patients to reduce anxieties and obtain cooperation.
Determine patients' x-ray needs by reading requests or instructions from physicians.
Prepare and set up x-ray room for patient.
Make exposures necessary for the requested procedures, rejecting and repeating work that does not meet established standards.
Operate digital picture archiving communications systems.
Transport patients to or from exam rooms.