Radiation Use &
regulation requires that individuals who operate x-ray
equipment must have adequate training in Radiation Safety. This is a 24 hour course and meets
the requirements for certification. The
content of this course has been approved by the State of
Oregon, Radiation Protection Services and Imaging Resources,
Inc. is licensed by the State of Oregon, Radiation
Protection Services to provide this course.
Richard S. Kay, PhD, RT(R)(M), FASRT, CRadP, MSRP of Imaging Resources,
Inc. will be presenting this certified course in radiation
safety. This multi-media course is presented
expressly for veterinary technicians in the State of Oregon
and as a review for veterinarians.
registrant shall assure that individuals
who will be operating the X-ray equipment by physically
positioning patients or
animals, determining exposure parameters, or applying
radiation for diagnostic
purposes shall have adequate training in radiation safety.
(a) Radiation safety training records shall be maintained by the
registrant for each individual who operates X-ray equipment.
Records must be
legible and meet the requirements in OAR 333-120-0690.
Adequate training in radiation safety means
X-ray operators have completed an Authority approved radiation
use and safety
[3, 4, & 5 Not Applicable]
a minimum, an Authority approved training course shall
cover the following
Interaction of X-rays with matter;
Biological effects of X-rays; and
Risks of radiation exposure.
of the X-ray machine:
External structures and operating console;
Operation of an X-ray machine;
Tube warm up;
Factors affecting X-ray emission:
of radiation protection:
Types of personal protection equipment and who must wear
Time, distance, shielding;
Types of dosimetry;
Proper placement of dosimetry; and
Situations that require dosimetry.
Occupational and non-occupational dose limits.
Factors affecting technique choice:
Thickness of part;
Film versus computed radiography (CR) and digital
How to develop an accurate chart;
Low dose techniques;
Pediatric techniques (does not apply to veterinary); and
Film storage; and
Automatic film processing;
Dip tank film processing;
Computed radiography (CR) processing; and
Digital radiography (DR) processing.
Reading room conditions;
Light box conditions;
Exposure indicators for CR and DR;
Technical parameter evaluation; and
X-ray use (for veterinary courses only):
Types of animal restraints;
Small animal versus large animal;
Film holders; and
Portable X-ray machine safety
Applicable federal and state radiation regulations
including those of portions of Chapter 333, divisions 100,
101, 103, 106, 120, and 124.