Asked by: Classie Hofen
asked in category: General Last Updated: 9th April, 2020

Can radiology techs start IVs?

If there is a trauma situation of any kind, we will be involved, either in the emergency room, surgery, or both. Those of us who do CT scans or MRIs will also start IVs.

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Considering this, do rad techs do IVs?

There are some centers where only nurse-phlebotomists (i.e., not even RN's) are allowed to place IV's. And there are centers that allow trained and qualified radiologic technologists and nurses to do it. There is some hesitancy in granting this privilege since most of the IV injections involve contrast media.

One may also ask, can radiology techs insert PICC lines? Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has grown in popularity as a replacement of other central venous catheters. Although radiographers do not place PICC lines, they are providing image guidance for this procedure, and choosing wisely is an important component of providing optimal care.

Also to know is, do CT techs start IVs?

If there is a trauma situation of any kind, we will be involved, either in the emergency room, surgery, or both. Those of us who do CT scans or MRIs will also start IVs.

Where do radiology techs make the most money?

Here's a list of the states with the highest average salary for radiologic technologists in 2016, according to the BLS:

  • District of Columbia – $76,270.
  • California – $76,060.
  • Massachusetts – $71,100.
  • Washington – $68,830.
  • Oregon – $68,780.

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