Diagnoses and treats diseases of the human body using radiant energies such as X-rays, ultrasound, gamma rays and radio waves.
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification, one years hospital-based training, and at least 5 years specialist study and training. Registration or licensing is required.
- examines internal structures and functions of organ systems using X-rays and other radiant energies
- correlates X-ray findings with other examinations and tests, and interprets images to make diagnoses
- writes reports to accompany photographic records for use by other medical practitioners
- treats internal and external growths by X-rays, high energy sources and natural or man-made radio-isotopes
- administers radio-opaque substances to render internal structures and organs visible on X-ray films or fluoroscopic screens