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Technical Standards

  1. Be able to visually access quality of a processed image and projected decisions concerning film quality (i.e. black, white, and grays).
  2. Be able to move, manipulate and observe a patient above the standards radiologic examination height of 36" above the floor level.
  3. Be able to read, manipulate and operate radiologic equipment.
  4. Be able to interpret written instructions as to the specifics of any radiological exam.
  5. Be able to verbally respond to patients in reference to instructions as well as information regarding the radiologic exam.
  6. Be able to audibly hear and understand the communication of a patient as well as instructions given in reference to radiologic procedures.
  7. Be able to handle chemicals safely in such maneuvers as lifting containers, pouring, mixing, etc.
  8. Be able to use portable radiologic equipment which cannot be adjusted in height in such maneuvers as manipulating and pushing such equipment to various areas of the hospital.
  9. Have color recognition sufficient to perform color related tests as well as to distinguish color code components of equipment and safety devices of such equipment.

Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center is an equal opportunity hospital and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, gender, national origin, or disability. All applicants must meet the academic and technical standards required for admission. Technical Standards are defined as all non-academic criteria used to, and to participate in the program or activity, needed to become a competent technologist. This policy is in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.