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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 1043
Job Level: 72
Revised Date: 05/01/2010
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

The Lab Director develops and executes the following:

- Educational, training and orientation program in systems operations for all qualified users of the 3D rendering stations and software

- Curriculum for educational program for visiting MDs and Technologists who learn 3D imaging techniques for CE credits

- Standard operating procedures for all aspects of Lab operations

- Industry Core Lab proposals and standard operating procedures for industrial collaborators

- Up-to-date 3D imaging protocols

- Quality assurance program for all aspects of the Lab operations

- 3D Lab website

3D Lab Director is responsible for section budget development, expenditure tracking, financial reports, and determining all Lab resource needs.

3D Lab Director works with IT staff in other departments to assure network connectivity in multiple destinations and to maintain a high level of computer security in the 3D Lab to protect PHI. Director monitors technical direction of the Lab by meeting with referring physicians and 3D software vendors, and works with industry partners to help develop new 3D products.

Work Performed

Together with Lab Director(s), determines future direction of 3D Laboratory and creates and implements long term strategic business plan.

Establishes Lab benchmarks for productivity and quality. Uses the radiology information systems to track and analyze Lab productivity, quality assurance, and billing/scheduling errors.

Develops section budget, tracks expenditures, prepares financial reports, and determines all Lab resource needs. Takes corrective action to maintain performance with budget adjustments. Assesses capital equipment needs and recommends purchases.

Writes standard operating procedures and policies for 3D Lab activities, including HIPAA guidelines as well as Quality Assurance.

Creates and implements quality control procedures. Addresses performance deficiencies or interruptions in Lab operations, and human relations issues. Maintains work environment to encourage innovation and collaboration.

Must interview, hire, and supervise all technical and support staff in the lab, providing guidance and performance appraisals and propose organization of lab and staffing plans. Schedules sufficient work hours to cover necessary work load, and approves 3D staff hours.

Collaborates with Radiologists and referring Clinicians in the design of 3D protocols. Works with DHS imaging managers to monitor CT and MRI data acquisition as related to image quality and proper billing procedures. Works to ensure that the 3D post-processed images are of maximal clinical value.

Oversees design and efficiency in 3D reporting.

Implements equipment service contracts, and works to maintain integrity of all 3D workstations.

Oversees project database design and works with Radiology Database Administrator to update 3D Lab databases.

Prepares curriculum and instructs both local and visiting physicians, researchers, and technologists in 3D imaging applications. Develops competency requirements for 3D Lab technologists and documents training and performance levels.

Acts as project manager for all core lab activities, including preparation of financial estimates, personnel needs, technical requirements, and IRB submissions. Writes proposals for new industrial accounts. Works with existing industrial accounts to design, acquire, and report core lab 3D quantitative assessments.

Collaborates with 3D software vendors to develop new products for clinical market by providing feedback and formal written assessments. Implements new 3D imaging software tools into clinical practice.

Reviews and edits industrial and research contracts between 3D Lab and other departments as well as outside institutions.

Supervises work related activities and provides technical consult and guidance for both Senior and less experienced 3D technologists. Provides technical, scientific, and educational consultation to researchers (faculty, post-docs, residents, fellows, students, academic and other staff).

Collects and prepares interesting cases for publication (including 3D lab website). Designs and updates 3D Lab website.

During 3D Technologist absences, or as workloads increase, operates computer 3D software for production of all levels of 3D images and reconstructions from CT and MRI datasets for optimal visualization of patient?s anatomic structures. Produces quantitative measurements when indicated. Uses the available radiology information systems to acquire relevant patient history, update examination status, and document quantitative analyses.

Complies with governmental regulations and University policies regarding administrative, health, safety, and privacy practices.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Bachelor Degree required, preferably in health or management related field. Masters Degree preferred.

ARRT or CRT required. Advanced ARRT registration in CT or MRI preferred.



Minimum 1 year CT or MRI scanning experience.

3 years 3D post processing experience required. Must be well versed in all aspects of 3D imaging procedures, CT and MRI scanning technology, cross-sectional anatomy, and gross pathology; identification of artifacts in source and 3D images; and determination of views that depict certain anatomy and/or pathology.



Experience working in a PACS digital imaging environment.

Leadership ability to share knowledge and mentor entry level and senior 3D technologists.

A professional attitude with excellent managing, interpersonal, written/oral communication and organizational skills.

Mental/visual ability to operate complex computer equipment. Physical ability to sit at computer for an entire workday (with frequent breaks). Familiarity with Unix and Windows operating systems, as well as a variety of 3D visualization and quantification software packages preferred.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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