Certificate/evidence of successful completion of board approved examinations in fluoroscopy radiation protection and safety and use of fluoroscopy and ancillary equipment.
Graduation diploma from an approved radiologic technologist school.
Current certification and registration with the American Registry of Radiologic Technology (must be notarized).Evidence of five years or more experience as a radiologic technologist (submit letter from employer).
Successful completion of educational requirements (classroom instruction).Subject Hours of Instruction
Fluoroscopy regulations & safety 10 hrsFluoroscopy equipment 5 hrs
X-ray image intensifiers 4 hrsTelevision, including closed circuit eqmt. 4 hrs
Image recording & image recording eqmt. 6 hrsSpecial fluoroscopy equipment 5 hrs
Mobile image intensified units 2 hrsAnatomy & physiology of the eye 2 hrs
3-Dimensional & radiologic anatomy 2 hrsRadiation dosimetry 2 hrs
Quality assurance & quality control 2 hrs
Evidence of at least 15 hours of laboratory time illustrating that you have conducted experiments in the following areas: a) methods of reducing dose to patients during fluoroscopy procedures; b) methods of reducing exposure to self and personnel; c) image recording during the exposure of a phantom; and d) quality control of fluoroscopy equipment.Evidence of completion of no less than 75 gastrointestinal fluoroscopy procedures under the direct supervision of the primary supervising physician (submit letter of verification from supervising physician).
Initial licensing fee of $50.Designation of a primary supervising physician (submit supervision contract).
If a fluoroscopy technologist provides services for only one physician then, of course, that physician will be the primary supervising physician. The "primary supervising physician" concept has evolved because the Board is aware that in some circumstances one fluoroscopy technologist may provide services for several physicians in a single setting. These arrangements have given rise to a concern that it may sometimes be impossible to determine who is responsible for the fluoroscopy technologist’s acts. Rather than prohibit all of these "multi-physician" arrangements, the Board requires that one "primary supervising physician" always be responsible to the Board of Medicine for the actions of each fluoroscopy technologist.