Knowledge. The following knowledge is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
4R0X1/X1X. Human anatomy and physiology; medical terminology and ethics; legal aspects of medicine; healthcare accreditation standards; radiation physics, biology, and protection; basic electronics theory; techniques of operating x-ray and specialized diagnostic imaging equipment; radiographic positioning; patient care and monitoring techniques; image recording media and processing techniques; sensitometric and quality control procedures; aseptic and sterile techniques; reactions to contrast media; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; methods of recording the fluoroscopic image; budget preparation and execution; and medical records administration.
4R0X1A. Algebra, nuclear physics, clinical chemistry, nuclear pharmacology, and Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations concerning use of radionuclides.
4R0X1B. Ultrasound physics; techniques of operating specialized ultrasound components and equipment; advanced knowledge of vascular and abdominal anatomy (topical and cross-sectional), including normal variant anatomy, abnormal anatomy, and obstetric and fetal anatomy; and transducer characteristics, differences, and use.
4R0X1C. Magnetism, magnetic safety, radio frequency, and magnetic physics; techniques of operating MRI equipment; and advanced knowledge of cross sectional anatomy applicable to MRI.
Education. For entry into this specialty, completion of high school or general education development equivalency with successful completion of courses in algebra, and biology or general science are mandatory. Successful completion of high school or collegiate courses in chemistry and physics is desirable.
Training. The following training is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated:
4R031. Completion of a radiologic phase II course.
4R031A. Completion of the nuclear medicine journeyman phase II course.
4R031B. Completion of a diagnostic ultrasound course.
4R031C. Completion of locally determined training in MRI technology, including formal lectures by radiologists or physicists, or civilian courses or seminars.
Experience. The following experience is mandatory for award of the AFSC indicated: (Note: See Explanation of Air Force Specialty Codes).
4R051. Qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R031. Also, experience operating x-ray equipment, and producing and processing radiographs.
4R051A/B/C. Prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R031A/B/C respectively. Also, experience performing nuclear medicine, ultrasound, or MRI functions and activities
4R071. Prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R051. Also, experience performing or supervising functions such as producing radiographs, assisting with fluoroscopy and special radiographic procedures, or treating disease by radiotherapy.
4R071A/B/C. Prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R051A/B/C respectively. Also, experience performing or supervising nuclear medicine, ultrasound, or MRI functions and activities.
4R090. Prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R071, 4R071A, 4R071B, or 4R071C. Also, experience managing radiologic, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, or MRI functions and activities.
Other. The following are mandatory as indicated:
For entry into this specialty, a minimum age of 18 years.
For entry into 4R0X1A/B or C, prior qualification in and possession of AFSC 4R051/71.
Suffix Portion of AFS to Which Related
A Nuclear Medicine
C Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Strength Req: G
Physical Profile: 333233
Required Appitude Score : G-43(Changed to G-44, effective 1 October 2004).
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Length (Days): 69
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Length (Days): 99
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Length (Days): 40
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Length (Days): 80