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What is the difference between Radiologic Technology and an X-ray Technician/Medical Assistant Back Office?

My Voc/Tech school offers both course and says they are both different and the price is double to be a Radiologic Technologist. Other people that are already working out there says, they are the same, they just prefer to be called Radiologist Technologist... I'm so confuse...pls any advice would be great.

Asked By: Curiousmom - 6/6/2008
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An x-ray technician is a limited permit tech. This means that there are many x-ray exams that they cannot perform. Limited techs are generally licensed to do only extremity x-rays (arms, legs, feet, hands etc) or chest x-rays, for example. I wouldn't waste my time or money on a limited tech program... More
Answered By: Lissacal - 6/6/2008
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I'm not sure of the technical differences of x-ray tech and radiologic tech though perhaps the former 'only' deals with basic x-ray and the latter can also be trained or deal with cat (computerized axial tomography) scan and mri (magnetic resonance imaging) scan... More
Answered By: jannsody - 6/6/2008
 
It looks like the other posters have a handle on the x-ray part of your question, so I'll explain the Medical Assistant "back office". Usually when someone refers to an MA as "back office" they mean that the MA is clinical. They take back the patients, take vital signs, a brief history, and prepare the patient for... More
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Answered By: ~Gemini~ - 6/6/2008
 
With the two above posters said before I agree with but also fyi, I would not go to a vocational school for x ray at all. It is too expensive and god knows what kind of education they give you is beyond me or even if it is accredited. I just wouldn't trust those kind of schools. I recommend a hospital based program or... More
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Answered By: blazindaddyj - 6/6/2008
 
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