Limited Radiography Course
This course provides instruction in the limited use of ionizing radiation for diagnosis in medical offices, clinics, and rural facilities. A Limited Radiographer produces routine images of the chest, extremities, spine and sometimes of the skull or sinuses. They typically work with a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, radiologic technologist (RT), and/or other limited radiographers.
This course is intended to prepare those who are already licensed, certified, and/or experienced in health care to add knowledge of x-ray procedures to their skill set. It is also intended to prepare the student to pass state licensing exams for Limited Radiography. It is presented in a self-study format in cooperation with a local supervisor. This person must be qualified to supervise the student when they do procedures on patients. The qualifications for the supervisor vary by state, but an ideal supervisor is an RT.
The student works through 16 sections of content which is coordinated by the Course Manual. This includes textbook assignments, audio and video instruction, worksheets, self-tests, specific assignments to be done in the x-ray room and the required number of mock-up or actual procedures done on patients. The student provides validation of completing all assignments and then uses the Test Prep System to prepare for the certifying exam. There is instructor support by phone and email. This course has been very successful for those who have been thorough in following the learning plan.
After passing the test, the Limited Radiographer must work towards increasing proficiency with every procedure and, in many states, participate in continuing education.
The ROC Limited Radiography Home Study Course must be used in accordance with state laws. To the best of our knowledge, the student who successfully completes this course can apply to take the test required by these *states.
Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.
*You can validate your state's requirements through your State Department of Health.
The course will be beneficial to anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of radiography, but at this time, the following states have no specified requirements. They either do not offer a limited license or have no testing or course criteria.
Alabama, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Wisconsin.
If your state is not listed above, it requires a state-approved classroom course or an RT license to operate x-ray equipment. More
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