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Class Code: 300F
Category: Health Care


Performs clinical and research diagnostic imaging examinations. 

Distinguishing Characteristics

This class performs at a fully qualified working level.  Under general supervision, independently performs diagnostic imaging examinations to produce plain film radiographs for physician interpretation.

Typical Work

Performs proper X‑ray film exposure and assists in fluoroscopic studies for diagnosis of fractures and other injuries; 

Makes exposures as desired by physician resulting in X‑ray encephalograph, pyelogram, angiograms, ventricularograms, and myelograms; 

X‑rays hips and other bone structures during surgical repair; 

Develops and processes dental X‑ray films; 

Prepares and positions patients for X‑ray and fluoroscopic examinations; administers barium orally and rectally; 

Develops, processes, and files films and plates; prepares film processing solutions; 

Inspects, maintains, and makes minor repairs to X‑ray equipment; 

Supervises and instructs patients in film developing, records maintenance, and clean‑up work; 

Keeps records and makes reports; 

May train other medical staff to perform basic diagnostic radiological tests;   

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  diagnostic and surgical X‑ray techniques and procedures; operation of X‑ray equipment; proper positioning of patient for X‑ray exposure; medical terms and hospital procedure related to X‑ray work; safety measures and protective shielding necessary in X‑ray work; mixing film processing solutions and developing of films and plates; preparation of reports; filing and record keeping. 

Ability to:  adjust, maintain, and make minor repairs to X‑ray equipment, understand detailed oral and written instructions; work tactfully and skillfully with mental patients.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

Satisfactory completion of formal radiologic technology training in an AMA-approved school AND registered or eligible for registration by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT)


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 6524 Imaging Technologist I, 53490 Radiology Technologist; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.