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In medical imaging, this term refers to the specially trained personnel that carry out various radiological examinations. They are responsible for all stages, from gathering information, to the completion of the test as such. Their involvement is particularly important in the field of radiation protection.

All technologists are able to perform basic radiological tests (general radiology). Additional training is required to handle a variety of specialised equipment, whether it is ultrasound, computed tomography, mammography or magnetic resonance imaging.

They are subject to the controls of a professional organisation (OTIMRO), which ensures the obtaining and maintaining of skills, as well as the protection of the public. 

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