What MRTs do
If you have ever had an x-ray, a CT or PET scan, an MRI, a mammogram or radiation therapy, you have been in the care of an MRT.
MRTs are the highly-educated professionals who operate CT and PET scanners, MRIs, X-rays, and other diagnostic imaging technologies, and who also provide lifesaving radiation therapy to patients with cancer. Their front-line work is essential to high-tech diagnoses and treatments, but also to providing opportunities for medical research and innovations in caregiving that improve quality of life. Because MRTs deal with patients on the front lines, they also serve as patient advocates and educators. Some are also healthcare researchers, technical and therapy specialists, and interdisciplinary consultants.
The MRT profession today includes a diverse array of highly-trained professionals representing various technology-related disciplines in the healthcare field. Each area uses different technologies and performs slightly different functions.