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Technical Standards

Radiography involves the provision of direct care for individuals and is characterized by the application of verified knowledge in the skillful performance of radiological technical functions. Therefore, all applicants should possess:

  • Sufficient visual acuity such as is needed in the accurate preparation and administration of contrast media and for the observation necessary for patient assessment and nursing care.
  • Sufficient auditory perception to receive verbal communication from patients and members of the health care team and to assess health needs of people through the use of monitoring devices such as cardiac monitors, stethoscopes, intravenous infusion pumps, fire alarms, etc.
  • Sufficient gross and fine motor coordination to respond promptly and to implement the skills, including the manipulation of equipment, positioning and lifting patients required in meeting health needs related to radiography.
  • Sufficient communication skills (verbal, nonverbal and written) to interact with individuals and to communicate their needs promptly and effectively.
  • Sufficient intellectual and emotional functions to plan and implement care for individuals.