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Diagnostic Imaging

Overview: Diagnostic imaging tests allow physicians to see inside a patient’s body utilizing non-invasive procedures. These range from routine skeletal x-rays to CT scans, MRI’s and other computerized processes that can construct a 3-D image of almost any body structure.  Diagnostic Imaging personnel operate the highly sophisticated equipment that makes these remarkable images possible.

Position:  Enlisted

AFSC: 4R0X1

Specific Tasks:

  • Operate fixed and portable radiographic equipment to produce routine diagnostic x-rays
  • Use specialized equipment to perform nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Assist physicians with fluoroscopic, interventional and special examinations
  • Assist radiation oncologist in radiation treatment of disease

Requirements: 

  • Minimum age of 18 years prior to entry into Technical Training
  • ASVAB score of 44 on General
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds

Training:

  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training
  • Technical Training - 259 days at JB San Antonio-Ft Sam Houston, TX
  • College credit earned: Nuclear Medicine Technology – 82 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiologic Technologists