Medical Radiologic Technology is the art and science of correctly positioning the patient and X-ray equipment to produce and record images for the purpose of visualizing the extent of disease or injury to a patient.
Radiologic technology is a broad-based category that includes general x-ray, ultrasound, mammography , nuclear medicine, computerized axial tomography ( CAT scan ), radiation therapy, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). General x-ray technology is a primary link between the physician and the diagnosis.
Medical Imaging with radiation is an indispensable diagnostic tool of modern medicine; broken bones can be aligned, ulcers can be detected, and many other injuries, traumas and diseases can be diagnosed with x-ray imaging. Diagnosis and treatment of a patient depends on the accurate and precise production of a radiographic (x-ray) examination.