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Required Training to Operate Radiology Equipment (112.010)

Required Training to Operate Radiology Equipment (112.010) - Policies, Administrative, UWMF, UWMF-wide, Medical Imaging

112.010

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL FOUNDATION
IMAGING POLICY AND PROCEDURE
REQUIRED TRAINING TO OPERATE RADIOLOGY EQUIPMENT

Effective Date: September 1, 2013 Approval: See Authorization
Supersedes Protocol: None Contact:

Reviewed


PURPOSE: To provide guidelines for training required prior to operating radiology equipment at
the University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation.

POLICY: Radiology equipment will only be used by personnel with the training and education
outlined in this policy.

PROCEDURE:
1. The operator of a x−ray system must meet either of the following requirements:
 Is certified by the American Board of Radiology or board eligible or
 Has completed training to include the following:
 Principles and operation of the fluoroscopic x−ray system.
 Biological effects of x−ray.
 Principles of radiation protection.
 Fluoroscopic outputs
 High level control options
 Dose reduction techniques for x-ray systems
 Applicable state and federal regulations
2. Only a licensed practitioner or a radiologic technologist who is trained in the safe use of
x−ray systems is allowed to operate these systems.
3. The use of fluoroscopic x−ray systems by radiologic technologists shall be performed
under the supervision of a licensed practitioner for the purpose of localization to obtain
images for diagnostic purposes
4. The operator must be trained on the safe operating procedures for each device

WRITTEN BY:
Kari Pulfer, R.T. (R)(CT) BS, Medical Imaging Manager

REVIEWED BY:
Lynn Broderick, MD Modality Chief Radiologist – Radiology, University of Wisconsin
Peter Chase, MD Modality Chief Radiologist – Radiology, University of Wisconsin
Samuel Charles, MD Medical Director Radiologist – Radiology, University of Wisconsin
Department of Radiology Community Section
John Vetter PhD ASSOC PROFESSOR (CHS) (UWSMPH) Medical Physicist, University of
Wisconsin




AUTHORIZATION: Richard Welnick, MD, Medical Director, UWMF Ambulatory Clinic
Operations Sandra A. Kamnetz M.D., Vice Chair, Department of Family Medicine


REFERENCES:
Wisconsin Department of Health Services Administrative Code 157.



Medical Director Date