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Diagnostic Imaging

Overview: Diagnostic imaging tests allow physicians to see inside a patient’s body utilizing non-invasive procedures. These range from routine skeletal x-rays to CT scans, MRI’s and other computerized processes that can construct a 3-D image of almost any body structure. Diagnostic Imaging personnel operate the highly sophisticated equipment that makes these remarkable images possible.

Position: Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Operate fixed and portable radiographic equipment to produce routine diagnostic x-rays
  • Use specialized equipment to perform nuclear medicine, mammography, ultrasound, computerized tomography and magnetic resonance imaging
  • Assist physicians with fluoroscopic, interventional and special examinations
  • Assist radiation oncologist in radiation treatment of disease


  • High school diploma or GED with with successful completion of courses in algebra, biology or general science are mandatory. Successful completion of high school or collegiate courses in chemistry and physics is desirable. 
  • Minimum age of 18 years prior to entry into Technical Training
  • ASVAB score of 44 on General


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 7.5 weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX; followed by Technical Training

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologists
  • Radiologic Technologists