What is an MIT?
Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs, previously known as Medical Radiation technologists, or MRTs) are qualified healthcare professionals who produce medical images of the body, using radiation, ultrasound or magnetic fields, to help doctors diagnose and treat illness and injury.
They hold a three-year Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) degree and must be registered with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) and hold a current practising licence, which requires continual professional development to an internationally recognised standard.
Becoming an MIT requires a combination of brains, technical skill and compassion, and the profession is in big demand, both in New Zealand and overseas.
Radiography is a fast moving and continually changing profession. Modern developments in imaging technology, such as ultrasound (US), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and other specialised imaging techniques have resulted in MRTs extending their knowledge and skills far beyond the production of ‘simple’ X-rays.