A radiologist assistant is an advanced-level radiologic technologist who enhances patient care by extending the capacity of the radiologist in the diagnostic imaging environment. The radiologist assistant
is an ARRT- certified radiographer who has completed an advanced academic program encompassing a nationally recognized radiologist assistant curriculum and a radiologist-directed clinical preceptorship.
With radiologist supervision, the radiologist assistant performs patient assessment, patient management, fluoroscopy and other radiology procedures. The radiologist assistant also makes initial observations
of diagnostic images, but does not provide an official interpretation. Radiologist assistants can provide their service in a variety of medical settings where the radiologist is responsible for the interpretation of the procedures.
* From The Radiologist Assistant: Improving Patient Care While Providing Work Force Solution, Consensus Statement from the Advanced Practice Advisory Panel March 9-10, 2002, Washington, D.C.