Radiology Specialist

The radiology specialist operates fixed and portable radiology equipment or supervises radiology activities. MOS 91P personnel require good eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity, no aversion to the sight of blood and be able to stand for long periods of time.

a. Major duties.

(1) MOSC 91P1O. Operates fixed and portable Radiology equipment; Reads and interprets radiographic requests and physician’s orders.Transports and escorts patients within the radiology area. Prepares, assembles and adjusts instruments, materials and equipment. Performs radiographic examinations of the upper and lower extremities, vertebral column, trunk and skull. Performs soft tissue radiographic examinations and bone surveys. Assist in performing body section radiography, foreign body localization, prenatal, pediatric, urogenital, and radiographic examinations of respiratory, vascular and nervous systems. Cleans intensifying screens. Develops radiographic film using automatic and manual processing. Applies radiation, electrical and mechanical protective measures. Maintains daily ledger and performs routine patient administration. Maintains patient locator file, radiographic files, and report files. Inspects and performs operator maintenance on radiology equipment. Packs, unpacks, loads and unloads radiology equipment, assembles and dissembles radiology equipment and shelters.

(2) MOSC 91P2O. Operates fixed and portable Radiology equipment. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill and provides technical guidance to lower grade personnel in accomplishment of their duties. Disseminates radiographic reports. Assembles radiographs for reading. Performs body section, prenatal, and pediatric radiographic procedures. Performs follow-up radiographic examinations of the digestive, urogenital, respiratory, vascular, and nervous systems. Assists with special radiographic and fluoroscopic procedures. Requisitions and maintains necessary levels of radiographic/medical supplies. Evaluates radiographic personnel performance. Counsels radiographic personnel and prepares evaluation reports. Supervises packing, loading, unpacking, assembly and dissembling of radiology equipment and shelters.

(3) MOSC 91P3O. Performs complex or specialized radiographic procedures to include duties shown in preceding level of skill or activities medium-size Radiology activity. Inspects radiology activities for compliance with radiation safety procedures and to ensure orderly and clean environment for patient, and initiates corrective action. Organizes work schedules. Assigns duties and instructs personnel in technical procedures. Supervises operator maintenance on equipment. Prepares and updates unit and section SOP. Prepares and conducts radiology training programs. Assists in quality assurance program. Coordinates radiographic examinations of patients.

(4) MOSC 91P4O. Supervises large Radiology Activity. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Establishes work priorities and distributors workload. Reviews, consolidates, and prepares technical, personnel, and administrative reports. Coordinates and site preparation for installation of radiographic equipment. Assist in personnel matters, supply economy procedures, and fiscal matters. Prepares manpower survey reports. Prepares the operating budget for Department of Radiology. Reviews operations to ensure compliance with JCAHO standards.

(5) MOSC 91P5O. Supervises Radiology activity in MEDCEN, large MEDDAC or General Hospital. Performs duties shown in preceding level of skill. Instructs in the procedures for developing and conducting training of military and civilian radiographic technicians. Monitors the use, requirement, maintenance, and management of resources.

b. Physical demands rating and qualifications for initial award of MOS.

X-ray specialists must possess the following qualifications:

(1) A physical demands rating of moderately heavy.
(2) A physical profile of 222221.
(3) A minimum score of 110 in aptitude area ST.
(4) One year of Algebra (9th grade or above).
(5) Normal color perception and normal vision with or without corrective lens.
(6) Females must not be pregnant.
(7) For training (completion of MOS 91B course and MOS 91P course conducted under the auspices of the AHS) mandatory or meet the Army civilian acquired skill criteria listed in AR 601-210.

c. Additional skill identifiers.

(1) M5-Nuclear Medicine Specialist.
(2) P5-Master Fitness Specialist.
(3) 2S-Battle Staff Operations (skill level 3 and above).
(4) 4A-Reclassification Training.

d. Physical requirements and standards of grade.

Physical requirements and SG relating to each skill level are listed in the following tables:

(1) Table 10-91P-1. Physical requirements.
(2) Table 10-91P-2. Standards of grade TOE/MTOE.
(3) Table 10-91P-3. Standards of grade TDA.