The following subjects shall be covered in the instructions of radiographers:

(1)           fundamentals of radiation safety:

(a)           characteristics of gamma and x‑radiation;

(b)           units of radiation dose (mrem, sievert) and quantity of radioactivity (curie, becquerel);

(c)           hazards of exposure of radiation;

(d)           levels of radiation from sources of radiation;

(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)          pocket chambers,

(3)           radiographic equipment to be used:

(a)           remote handling equipment;

(b)           radiographic exposure devices, radiation machines and sealed sources;

(c)           storage containers;

(d)           operation and control of radiography equipment;

(e)           storage, control and disposal of sealed sources;

(4)           the requirements of pertinent federal and state regulations;

(5)           the licensee's or registrant's written operating and emergency procedures;

(6)           inspection and maintenance performed by radiographers;

(7)           case histories of radiography accidents;

(8)           the conditions of the license or registration issued by the agency.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 104E‑7;

Eff. February 1, 1980;

Temporary Amendment Eff. August 20, 1994 for a period of 180 days or until the

permanent rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1995;

Transferred and Recodified from 15A NCAC 11 .0519 Eff. February 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. June 22, 2019.