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
- 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,
- 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.