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PDFWAC 246-227-170

Appendix A—Minimum subjects to be covered in training radiographers.

(1) Fundamentals of radiation safety:
(a) Characteristics of ionizing radiation;
(b) Units of radiation dose (mrem) and quantity of radioactivity (curie);
(c) Hazards of exposure to radiation:
(i) Radiation protection standards;
(ii) Biological effects of radiation dose;
(d) Levels of radiation from X-ray machines;
(e) Methods of controlling radiation dose:
(i) Working time;
(ii) Working distances;
(iii) Shielding.
(2) Radiation detection instrumentation to be used:
(a) Use of radiation survey instruments:
(i) Operation;
(ii) Calibration;
(iii) Limitations;
(b) Survey techniques;
(c) Use of personnel monitoring equipment:
(i) Film badges;
(ii) Pocket dosimeters;
(iii) Thermoluminescent dosimeters.
(3) Operation and control of X-ray equipment.
(4) The requirements of pertinent federal and state regulations.
(5) The registrant's written operating and emergency procedures.
(6) Case histories of radiography accidents.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.98.050. WSR 94-01-073, § 246-227-170, filed 12/9/93, effective 1/9/94.]
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