Technici voor medische apparatuur


ISCO 08 Code 3211      Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians      

Lead Statement

Medical imaging and therapeutic equipment technicians test and operate radiographic, ultrasound and other medical imaging equipment to produce images of body structures for the diagnosis and treatment of injury, disease and other impairments. They may administer radiation treatments to patients under the supervision of a radiologist or other health professional.

Task statement

Tasks include:

  • explaining procedures, observing and positioning patients to ensure safety and comfort during examination, scan, or treatment;
  • using radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with and to ensure safety of patients and health care workers;
  • position imaging or treatment equipment and adjusting controls to set exposure time and distancing, according to specification;
  • operating or overseeing operation of radiologic, ultrasound and magnetic imaging equipment to produce images of the body for diagnostic purposes;
  • reviewing and evaluating developed x-rays, video tape, or computer generated information to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes and recording results of procedures;
  • monitoring video display of area being scanned and adjusting density or contrast to improve picture quality;
  • monitoring patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to medical practitioner;
  • calculating, measuring  and recording radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following prescription;
  • detecting  and mapping radiopharmaceuticals in patients' bodies, using a camera to produce photographic or computer images;
  • administering radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients to detect or treat diseases, using radioisotope equipment;
  • disposing of radioactive materials and storing radiopharmaceuticals, following radiation safety procedures.

Included occupations

Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Diagnostic medical radiographer
  • Mammographer
  • Medical radiation therapist
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Sonographer

Excluded occupations

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Medical physicist - 2111
  • Radiologist – 2212
  • Radiation Protection Expert - 2263


ISCO 88 Code(s) 3133

(NCvB; Maart 2010)