The Limited Scope Radiography Program is a comprehensive educational curriculum that aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to become proficient limited scope radiographers. This program focuses on four main areas: patient care, procedures, image production and evaluation, and radiation protection. Through a combination of theoretical instruction, laboratory practice, and supervised clinical experiences, students will develop the fundamental understanding and practical skills required to excel in their roles as limited scope radiographers.
A Limited Scope Radiographer, often referred to as a Limited X-ray Technologist or Limited Radiologic Technologist, is a healthcare professional specializing in performing specific types of medical imaging procedures under the supervision of a licensed radiologic technologist or a physician. Limited scope radiographers have a more focused scope of practice compared to full-fledged radiologic technologists.
Their responsibilities typically include:
Limited scope radiographers primarily work in environments where a focused range of X-ray imaging services is needed. This includes:
It's important to note that the scope of practice for limited scope radiographers varies by jurisdiction and regulatory standards. They typically undergo specific training programs and certification processes to ensure they have the necessary skills and knowledge for their designated tasks.
The following states recognize this course as meeting their structured education requirement to be eligible to sit for the examination or do not have specific course outlines specified. Clinical requirements may vary by state. Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming