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Mammography Technologists

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Operate mammography unit to produce images of the breasts for diagnostic purposes under direction of a physician. Explain procedure to patient, position and immobilize patient's breast in unit and observe during scan. Monitor video display of area being scanned and adjust density or contrast to improve picture quality. Review and evaluate film or image recording plate to determine if images are satisfactory for diagnostic purposes. Use radiation safety measures and protection devices to comply with government regulations and to ensure safety of patients and staff.

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