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.

State Requirements:

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.       

Alaska, 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

I just wanted to let you know that I thought the course was very well organized with all the goals for each lesson explained clearly. I thought the material was right on for what I needed to know to pass the tests. You were very available for help and gave clear answers. I thought the labs and homework were invaluable for gaining skills. The videos of positioning really helped too. The Test Prep System for the exam was great. I would recommend this course to anyone and everyone wanting to pass the Limited Scope exam!!! Thank you again for all your help. I truly believe I passed the exams because I took your course!
— Julia CO
The Limited Radiography Course offered by ROC is an excellent course of study for those wishing to become familiar with basic diagnostic x-ray procedures. I found that the course syllabus was well organized and contained very useful and informative exercises. The mix of practical exercises, textbook readings, and clinical assignments was well balanced and reinforced the objectives.
The combination of syllabus, textbook, and AV content makes this course both challenging and enjoyable. It is one of the most professional, well organized, and informative courses available today. It enabled me to take and complete the ARRT Limited Radiographer certification examination and pass with a 95%. Many thanks to ROC for offering such a great learning tool!
— William, Mobile DX Services, IL
Our Medical Assisting Program celebrated a 100% first time pass rate using the ROC Limited Radiography Course and Test Prep System in combination with onsite labs and offsite practicum rotations.
— Tracy, LRT Program Director

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