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Elements and Performance Criteria

  1. Elements define the essential outcomes
  2. Contribute to set-up for medical imaging
  3. Clean medical imaging equipment and environment within scope of responsibility
  4. Maintain medical imaging stock
  5. Provide client support for the imaging process
  6. Work safely in a medical radiation environment

Knowledge Evidence

The candidate must be able to demonstrate essential knowledge required to effectively complete tasks outlined in elements and performance criteria of this unit, manage tasks and manage contingencies in the context of the work role. This includes knowledge of:

awareness and understanding of requirements for those dispensing ionising radiation to hold a Use License with the appropriate authority in that state/territory

different medical imaging processes, what they are used for, the procedure and length of time to undertake the procedure and the images produced by each procedure, including:

general radiography



computed tomography (CT) scanning

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning



bone densitometry

personal radiation safety requirements in the medical imaging environment, including:

radiation protection principles

awareness of the hierarchy of control measures

responsibilities of employees and employers under relevant regulations and codes

emergency procedures

use and care of personal protective equipment (PPE) and monitoring equipment safety signs and their meaning

legal and ethical considerations relevant to medical imaging:

privacy, confidentiality and disclosure

work health and safety (WHS) requirements within the medical imaging environment, including personal safety requirements in an MRI environment and hierarchy of MRI field control measures

quality requirements associated with the maintenance of a medical imaging environment

organisation policies and protocols in relation to aspects of medical imaging in own work role, including:

stock maintenance

specialist cleaning


infection control requirements for specialist cleaning