Eligibility Requirements


Graduation diploma from an approved radiologic technologist school.

Certificate/evidence of successful completion of board approved examinations in fluoroscopy radiation protection and safety and use of fluoroscopy and ancillary equipment.

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 hrs

Fluoroscopy equipment 5 hrs

X-ray image intensifiers 4 hrs

Television, including closed circuit eqmt. 4 hrs

Image recording & image recording eqmt. 6 hrs

Special fluoroscopy equipment 5 hrs

Mobile image intensified units 2 hrs

Anatomy & physiology of the eye 2 hrs

3-Dimensional & radiologic anatomy 2 hrs

Radiation 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.