Diagnostic Imaging Technologist
Diagnostic imaging technologists prepare and conduct medical imaging processing to help radiologists identify potential health issues, diseases, and disorders. They capture images using radiology equipment and then format it for assessment.
The title of diagnostic imaging technologist is bestowed upon members of the Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec [Order of Quebec Medical Technologist] (OTIMROEPMQ). This order is mandated by the Office des professions du Québec [Office of Quebec Professions] which means their members have the exclusive right to hold the the title and practise the profession. The order is headquartered in Montréal.
Going back to 1941, the order has a long history of trying to regulate and protect the public from unsafe practices. They are also partnered with BRACCO, Lussier Dale Parizeau, and the National Bank which gives their members certain advantages. They also have a database listing all of their members and a variety of publications, such as échoX, keeping their members informed on the current events occuring in their professional world. They also organize annual conferences and technologist events, such as technologist week, to give their members the opportunity to network and discuss issues the field is facing. The order also offers continued education programs to further improve their members’ skill sets.
Applicants who want to work as a diagnostic imaging technologist must have graduated from a college program (DEC in Quebec) in radiodiagnostic imaging. Additionally, as with all professional orders located in Quebec, applicants must be able to speak French at a professional level of proficiency.
Being mandated by the Office des professions du Québec, the designation gives members the right to practise the discipline and is sure to give applicants entry to a rich and fulfilling career.