US Army Job Description: 68P - Radiology Specialist

Basic Job Description

As integral members of the radiology team, the radiologic technologists operate X-ray and related equipment used in diagnosing and treating injuries and diseases. The Radiology Specialist is primarily responsible for operating fixed and portable radiology equipment, as well as supervising radiology activities.

Duties performed by Soldiers in this MOS include:

Operates fixed and portable radiology equipment; reads and interprets radiographic requests and physician's orders.

Transports and escorts patients with the radiology area. Prepares, assembles and adjusts instruments, materials and equipment. Performs radiographic examination of the upper and lower extremities, vertebral column, truck and skill. Performs soft tissue radiographic examination and bone surveys. Assist with routine fluoroscopy procedures of the digestive system. Assist in performing body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital, and radiographic examinations of respiratory, vascular and nervous systems. Cleans intensifying screens. Develops radiographic film using automatic and manual processing. Applied radiation, electrical and mechanical protective measures. Maintains daily ledger and performs routing patient administration. Maintains patient locator file, radiographic files, and report files. Inspects and performs operator maintenance on radiology equipment.

Packs, unpacks, loads and unloads radiology equipment, assembles and dissembles radiology equipment and shelters.

Pprovides technical guidance to lower grade personnel in accomplishment of their duties. Disseminates radiographic reports. Assembles radiographs for reading. Performs body section, prenatal, and pediatric radiographic procedures.

Performs follow-up radiographic examinations of the digestive, urogenital, respiratory, vascular, and nervous systems. Assists with special radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Requisitions and maintains necessary levels of radiographic/medical supplies. Evaluates radiographic personnel performance. Counsels radiographic personnel and prepares evaluation reports. Supervises packing, loading, unpacking, assembly and dissembling of radiology equipment and shelters.

Training Information

Job training for a radiology specialist requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 24 weeks of Advanced Individual Training at a major military hospital for residency training, including practice with radiological equipment. Possible locations include:

  • Fort Sam Houston, TX
  • Fort Gordon, GA
  • MAMC, Tacoma, WA
  • TAMC, Honolulu, HI
  • WRAMC, Washington, DC
  • Fort Bliss, TX
  • Fort Hood, TX
  • Fort Belvoir, VA
  • Fort Jackson, SC
  • Fort Leonard Wood
  • West Point, NY
  • Fort Knox, KS
  • Fort Riley, KS
  • Fort Sill, OK
  • Fort Polk, LA
  • Fort Bragg, NC
  • Fort Campbell, KY
  • Fort Carson, CO
  • Fort Stewart, GA

ASVAB Score Required: 106 in aptitude area ST

Security Clearance: None

Strength Requirement: moderately heavy

Physical Profile Requirement: 222221

Other Requirements

  • Normal color vision required
  • One year of Algebra (9th grade or above)
  • Females must not be pregnant

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