About the Radiography profession

Radiologic technologists are involved in every aspect of imaging performed on patients, from taking x-rays to conducting MRIs, CT scans and angiography. Physicians and other health practitioners rely on radiologic technologists to produce high-quality images they need to make sophisticated diagnoses.

The demand for diagnostic imaging is increasing due to the growing number of middle-aged and elderly people. According to the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market for radiologic technologists is expected to grow faster than the national average for all occupations through 2012. Radiography offers many opportunities for continued education, professional development and advancement. In addition to conducting CT scans, MRIs, medical sonography and cardiovascular interventional radiology, radiologic technologists may also pursue careers in education, management and equipment sales.

View the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) Code of Ethics.