Tri-City Medical Center | HealthCare - Clinical
$102,620* *This figure represents the median wage for this career in San Diego County and not the wages of any specific interviewee
Meet the Imaging Operations Manager who is responsible for the operations of the Radiology/CT department. Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen within the body. Radiologists use a variety of imaging techniques such as X-ray, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine including positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat diseases. Radiology Technologists are professionals that have been certified by the State of California to perform imaging with x-rays. They provide 2-dimensional imaging of the internal structures of the body to the physicians so that they can properly treat patients based on the information seen on the images. They can work in emergency rooms, operating rooms, heart catheterization labs, and interventional radiology labs.
CT and MRI technologists may be Radiology Technologists but they also have another certification in their specific modality. These technologists operate slightly more sophisticated systems that are more computer based. They provide a more advanced viewing of the human body with the technology of either x-ray or magnetic properties. Ultrasound (sonographers) work with sound waves that are sent out through the body and then bounced back (echo) to an ultrasound detector (probe), which are then rebuilt into an image of internal structures. Nuclear Medicine Technologists prepare radioactive drugs and administer them to patients for Imaging and for treatment of specific diseases.
Radiologic Technology Program
San Diego Mesa College
California State University, San Marcos