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CT technologists use ionizing radiation to create diagnostic, three-dimensional images of bones, organs, and tissues. Like other radiologic technologist positions, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects CT technologist jobs to grow faster than most jobs.
The requirements to become a CT technologist are similar to those required of a MRI technologist, but the two fields have some differences. CT scans are different from MRIs in that they are generally quicker and use small doses of radiation to produce images. CT scans are better for examining bone structures while MRIs work better at creating soft tissue images.
Most CT technologist positions require an associate’s degree, and some further training and certifications may be required depending on the facility of employment. Prospective CT technologists should also have stamina and strength: the job requires a lot of standing, and technologists frequently have to lift patients from gurneys to scanners. Additionally, all CT technologists must be trained in CPR.
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