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Navy Enlistment Classification Codes (NEC)
HM-8452 Advanced X-Ray Technician
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Description of NEC: Operates medical X-ray equipment in performance of all diagnostic radiographic examinations. Operates ultrasound equipment, applying the concept of acoustical physics, basic equipment knowledge and clinical procedures. Assists the radiologist in performing fluoroscopic examinations and computerized axial tomographic examinations (CAT scans). Performs special radiographic procedures, Xeroradiographic examinations and vascular procedures. Processes X-ray and Xeroradiographic films. Has knowledge of all administrative procedures relative to the Radiology Service. Performs photodosimetric duties.

Source ratings: HM

Paygrades Authorized to Hold NEC: E3-E7

Training Course: Course Mandatory

Open to Women: Yes

SPECIAL NOTES: NEC may be assigned to inactive duty Naval Reservist who: 1) have successfully completed a BUMED-recognized training program and/or is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, and 2) is radiographer with documented current clinical competency.

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Information from NAVPERS 1806F
Navy Enlisted Manpower & Classfications Manual


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