Diagnostic imaging service engineers repair and maintain machinery used for diagnostics procedures in hospitals and laboratories. These professionals normally travel to the area with the diagnostic machine in need of service to provide timely, effective assessment and repair. Additionally, diagnostic imaging service engineers provide troubleshooting related to software and train on-site staff on the engineer's duties and equipment as needed. The engineer is expected to be able to explain how machines work, what the issue was (if the machine was in disrepair) and how staff members can prevent a similar issue from happening again. Other duties performed by diagnostic imaging service engineers include performing preventative maintenance, installing equipment and making any necessary modifications. They may participate in inventory management and budgeting related to service and repair.
An associate’s degree in biomedical engineering or an associated field is generally required or preferred by employers. Many businesses require that prospective diagnostic imaging service engineers have experience as a medical technologist, biomedical engineering technician or another relevant role. A diagnostic imaging service engineer frequently works within a medical building or laboratory setting, and they should be prepared to travel to the location of equipment under their supervision.
Diagnostic Imaging Service Engineer Tasks
Install and calibrate a broad range of imaging equipment.
Diagnose issues and maintain systems with repairs or part replacement.
Advise and assist in the application of new systems in clinical environments.
Evaluate the safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of radiological equipment.