|As you draft the Radiological Protection Education and Training for Healthcare Staff and Students it might be interesting to note that - in addition to the stationary, mobile, and portable class of x-rays - a new class has been recognized, that is handheld. (See Suggest State Regulations for the Control of Radiation [Part F Appendix B @ http://www.crcpd.org/SSRCRs/F-Part%202009.pdf] which is maintained by the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors and http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/DeviceRegulationandGuidance/GuidanceDocuments/ucm094346.pdf.)
The first requirement is that, “Operators of hand-held intraoral dental radiographic units shall be specifically trained to operate such equipment.”
As the pioneer in handheld x-ray Aribex has partnered with state regulators in the creation of training materials for our line of handheld x-rays. This training is contained on a CD which we would be happy to share with you as you develop your program. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance.
Reed W. Best
Quality Manager & Regulatory Specialist
744 South 400 East
Orem, UT 84097