MRT Profession

About the profession

Medical radiation technologists (MRTs) work within four disciplines: radiological technology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy or magnetic resonance imaging.   They are the very image of care; the essential link between compassionate care and the most sophisticated imaging and therapeutic technologies, contributing their expertise to the diagnosis and treatment of millions of Canadians each year.  MRTs use their expert knowledge of imaging and/or radiation therapy equipment, together with an extensive understanding of the principles of anatomy, physiology and pathology, image acquisition, treatment and radiation protection to deliver quality care to their patients. MRTs always ensure the care provided is safe, appropriate,tailored, timely, and maximizes the potential of the available equipment and resources. The core professional attributes required by a medical radiation technologist (MRT) to practice safely and effectively are discussed further in the Description of Practice.

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