Radiology encompasses the practice of using many different types of machinery like x-rays, and magnetic resonance imagery, that have the ability take pictures of internal structures. Those images are then used by radiologist to diagnose and treat many different health conditions. A radiologist assistant degree prepares someone to assist the radiologist by dealing with the client directly. They are responsible for acquiring patient information and having the patient prepped for the procedure that is ordered. They are also instructed on how to obtain the correct images through positioning of the patient. Most importantly they learn how answer any questions that the patient may have.