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Training

Analytical or Diagnostic X-Ray

Analytical X-Ray Machine Use

Any individual using an analytical X-Ray machine must be trained in basic radiation safety principles and the actual operation of the machine. Radiation safety topics include:

  • Regulatory requirements for the use of analytical X-Ray equipment
  • Concepts of ionizing radiation and radiation dose
  • Health hazards associated with analytical X-Ray machines
  • Applicable radiation safety policies and procedures

Analytical X-Ray radiation safety training is provided by a health physicist on an as-needed basis. Contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule a training session. Instruction on the actual operation of the unit will be provided by departmental personnel.

Diagnostic X-Ray Personnel

Radiation safety in-services are provided on an as-needed basis; please contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule.