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PDFWAC 246-225-99920

Appendix II—Determination of competency.

The following are areas in which the department considers it important that an individual have expertise for the competent operation of X-ray equipment.
(1) Familiarization with equipment.
(a) Identification of controls.
(b) Function of each control.
(c) The use of a technique chart.
(2) Radiation protection.
(a) Collimation.
(b) Filtration.
(c) Gonad shielding and other patient protection devices.
(d) Restriction of X-ray tube radiation to the image receptor.
(e) Personnel protection.
(f) Grids.
(3) Film processing.
(a) Film speed as relates to patient exposure.
(b) Film processing parameters.
(c) Quality assurance and quality control.
(4) Emergency procedures.
Termination of exposure in event of automatic timing device failure.
(5) Proper use of personnel dosimetry, if required.
(6) Understanding units of radiation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050 and 70.98.080. WSR 91-15-083 (Order 183), § 246-225-99920, filed 7/23/91, effective 8/23/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-225-99920, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.080. WSR 83-19-050 (Order 2026), § 402-28-99003, filed 9/16/83; Order 1084, Appendix F (codified as WAC 402-28-99003), filed 1/14/76.]
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