Like any cover letter, the format for a radiologist technologist cover letter is generally business block. The cover letter gives you the chance to make a first impression without even meeting the reader. It outlines your radiology experience while introducing you to the reader.
The format for a radiology technologist cover letter is basically the same as for any other cover letter. First, place your name, address, telephone number and email address at the top of the paper and center the information. Enter down two spaces and type the date, using an 11- or 12-size, easy-to-read font. Enter down two more spaces and type the contact’s name -- generally a doctor or manager’s name for a radiology position. Under the recipient's name, type the medical facility’s name and then the address. Move down two spaces and type the salutation, such as "Dear Dr. Madden," and then enter twice and begin typing the body of the letter.
Type the letter in easy-to-read, single-spaced paragraphs with a blank space between each one. In the first paragraph, thank the reader for reviewing your resume for the radiology tech position. Also include how you heard about the job. For instance, if you found it listed on the medical facility’s website, type a phrase like “I am pleased to submit my resume for the position of radiology technologist listed on your company’s website." Be as specific as possible about the job listing.
Next, list your qualifications for the radiology technologist position. Even if you have only limited on-the-job experience, use your education as background. For example, include your grade point average from your radiology tech degree if it's high, include any internship you completed while in college, list your radiology certification completion and put down any other pertinent information that shows you're qualified. If you have experience or certification in mammography, computed tomography or other specialty areas, list these as well. Add the type of equipment, such as three-dimensional machines, you have experience with and the types of procedures you completed. Bullets are acceptable in a cover letter if you have more than two or three points.
Complete the letter by thanking the reader again for reviewing your qualifications. State for the reader to feel free to call you at his convenience for an interview and list your phone number. As with any cover letter, end the letter with a respectful closing, such as "Sincerely" or "Respectfully," and then sign your full name. Attach a copy of your resume highlighting your radiology experience and training to the cover letter and mail it all in a business envelope.
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Cover Letter for Radiology Technician
A radiology technician works with a radiology imaging machine to produce images of patient's body parts on a special type of film for further diagnosis. Before the technician start producing the images, there are several preparatory works to be done such as preparing the patient and explaining him or her the procedures and readying the imaging machines. The technicians are trained in producing the images, but they are not supposed to interpret the films and diagnose patients.
The radiology technician cover letter should focus on the applicant's abilities in producing radiographs of patients' body parts following the direction and suggestion of physicians. It should also explain communication skills since the job needs the technician to meet with patients and explain the procedure to them. Further, the employer may as well look for contrast preparing and administering skills in applicants. This skill is essential when the physicians need contrast images in CT scans and MRIs. Lastly, the applicant must mention about the skills to position the machine at correct angle and distance from the patient.
Sara T. Gilmore
4098 Wright Court
Cahaba Heights, AL 35243
October 3, 2013
Paul M. Kraker
Pioneer Diagnostic Center
2788 Hedge Street
Cahaba Heights, AL 35512
Re: Application for the position of Radiology Technician
I am writing for a Radiology Technician position at Pioneer Diagnostic Center after going through the job posting on monster.com. Being in the radiography filed for seven years, I am aware of the standard followed by your organization in the health-care field. I have closely seen how your staff works in achieving the reputation that your center has earned as I did my internship here at the start of my career.
I am a certified and registered radiologic technologist by American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. In addition, I also possess a Alabama Fluoroscope permit. In the last seven year, I have worked in acute-care setting and have performed countless of radiography exams at Alabama Research and Diagnostic Center.
I enjoy interacting with patients and explaining them about the radiography procedures. During the process, I always ensure that my patients are comfortable and the examination is smooth and simple. My technical knowledge in working with any latest and old imaging machines help in producing the desired results on the films. I can position the machine at correct angle and distance from the patient. I can also measure the thickness of the body part to maintain an accurate density and contrast of the machine.
Furthermore, I can also handle the responsibility of maintaining patient records, make appointments and verify if the radiogram has been checked by the patients and physicians. I have also maintained the stock of the films and prepared requisition for the same.
I am sure that my extensive background and experience of working with imaging machines will contribute in keeping the reputation of your organization. I have enclosed my resume for further details. I am hoping to meet you soon and discuss your needs and abilities to fulfill them. Thanking you for your time.
Sara T. Gilmore
This cover letter expresses the applicant's skills in working the imagining machines, interacting with patients and proficiency in handling the administrative work related to radiography.