A Computerized Tomography (C.T.) Scan Engineer uses a C.T. scan to project cross-section images a client’s internal organs for the assessment of medical situations. One should be able to correctly interpret a doctor’s scanning orders, prepare and operate the apparatus appropriately, and place the client in a position where the capture of right images of concerned organs and tissues is obtained.
C.T. Scan Engineer is responsible for taking the x-rays, producing radiographs for investigative reasons and in getting the patients ready for their examinations. They are also in charge of the repair of malfunctioned or broken imaging equipments and assist the health care provider in other tasks when necessary. They specialize and focus only in C.T. Scan technology as opposed to radiologic technicians who operate diagnostic apparatus such as X-ray machines, MRIs and C.T. scanners. People who are in this line of work should also be physically fit to keep up with the demand of the job; they are the ones regularly exposed to the radiation that the equipment emits.
One should finish a degree program or a one-year certification program in order to become a C.T. Scan Engineer. The job entails that organizational, mechanical, mathematical, documentation and communication skills are to be further developed to be able to be efficient.
Top earners of the profession are those that are placed in medical and diagnostic laboratories followed by those working in general hospitals and in private offices of health care providers. The annual pay they receive is $46,620, $43,960 and $40,290, respectively.