Skills Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) in the Toronto Region

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a medical radiation technologist (MRT) in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Medical radiation technologists (NOC 32121).


  • Operate X-ray, radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment, computerized tomography (CT) scanners, mammography units and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners
  • Operate radiation therapy equipment
  • Perform scheduled maintenance and minor repairs on equipment
  • Prepare and administer radiopharmaceuticals materials to patients or to biological samples
  • Assist radiation oncologists and clinical physicists with preparation of radiation treatment plan
  • Operate radiation detection equipment to acquire data for use by nuclear medicine physicians in the diagnosis of disease
  • Assist in the preparation of sealed radioactive materials and the construction of plaster casts and acrylic moulds to assist with administration of radiation treatment
  • Perform diagnostic procedures using radioactive materials on biological specimens
  • Record and process results of procedures
  • Apply radiation protection measures
  • Explain procedures and side effects of radiation
  • Explain procedures, position patient and equipment and apply radiation protection measures
  • Perform basic verification and quality control checks on radiographic and film processing equipment
  • Record and process patient data
  • Provide appropriate care and monitoring of the patient during the examination
  • Train and supervise students and other staff

Skills and Knowledge Checklist

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.


Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery Help - Working with Technological Equipment and Machinery
  • Using Specialized Instrumentation and Equipment
Service and Care Help - Service and Care
  • Serving Others
  • Treating People/Animals
Communication Help - Communication
  • Teaching and Training
Information Handling Help - Information Handling
  • Processing Information
Analysis Help - Analysis
  • Inspecting and Testing
  • Analyzing Information
  • Planning
Management Help - Management
  • Supervising


Law and Public Safety Help - Law and Public Safety
  • Public Safety and Security
Health Services Help - Health Services
  • Medicine
Mathematics and Science Help - Mathematics and Science
  • Biology
  • Physics
Engineering and Technology Help - Engineering and Technology
  • Computer and Information Systems
Business, Finance and Management Help - Business, Finance and Management
  • Client Service
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