In the context of the profession of technicians in medical radiology, imaging and radiotherapy, graduates are responsible for procedures falling within their remit and, as such, are authorized to carry out radiological investigations in compliance with radiation protection standards. Graduates in diagnostic radiology techniques, independently or in collaboration with other healthcare professionals, are qualified to carry out all prescribed procedures requiring the use of artificial and natural ionizing radiation sources, thermal, ultrasonic, and nuclear magnetic resonance as well as procedures relating to protectionist or physical dosimetry; they participate in the planning and organization of work within the structure in which they operate in accordance with their skills; they manage their expertise in direct cooperation with healthcare workers in medical radiodiagnostics, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology in compliance with diagnostic and therapeutic protocols previously defined by the director of a facility; they are responsible for procedures falling within their remit, in particular, checking the proper operation of equipment entrusted to their care, providing for the elimination of minor problems and implementing programs that monitor and control quality assurance according to previously established indicators and standards; they carry out their activities in public or private health facilities as employees or freelance workers; they contribute to the training of support staff and directly contribute to the updating of their own professional and research profile. Universities provide them with adequate training in the field of protection against ionizing radiation.
Graduates in Medical Radiology Techniques acquire professional skills in keeping with national legislation, since the qualification is immediately valid for the non-medical healthcare profession. Graduates can thus immediately use their skills to enter the workplace as Medical Radiology Technicians in public and private health facilities. Graduates will be able to put their skills immediately to good use in the field of functional rehabilitation.
In performing their professional activity in public or private healthcare facilities, either as employees or freelance workers, graduates of medical radiology techniques contribute to the training and retraining of support staff.