Perform or assist in performing diagnostic examinations using radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals, and administer radionuclides and radiopharmaceuticals for therapeutic purposes under the direction of specialist medical practitioners. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists, subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.
- Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals or radiation to patients using radioisotope equipment under direction of physician.
- Explain test procedures and safety precautions to patients and assist them during procedures.
- Calculate, measure and record radiation dosage or radiopharmaceuticals received, used and disposed, using computer and following physician’s prescription.
- Collect and analyse data, produce a computer-generated or film image for interpretation by a physician.
The pay scale of a nuclear medicine technologist ranges between AUD$38,000 – AUD$94,616 and the median being AUD$72,004.