Current through Register Vol. 6, March 25, 2022
Upon successful completion of the required formal training and the required
examination, the board may issue a limited permit to the applicant which
specifies the x-ray procedures the limited permit holder is authorized to
perform. The limited permit holder may only take x-rays as follows:
(a) in the chest area, consisting of the
thoracic region including the lungs, AP (anterior posterior) or PA (posterior
anterior) views, lateral and apical lordotic routine chest exposures, and other
views as needed by the ordering physician or interpreting radiologist, but in
no case involving mammography procedures;
(b) of the extremities, AP or PA, lateral,
and oblique routine exposures;
of the spine, AP, lateral, and oblique routine exposures of the cervical,
thoracic, and lumbar areas;
routine views of the skull and sinuses, with the exception of internal auditory
canal series and mastoid series;
(e) of the abdomen, consisting of the region
from the diaphragm to the pubis, routine supine and upright AP abdomen
projection, and IVP (intravenous pyelogram) scout and follow-up films as
specified by the supervising radiologist or physician; and
(f) for GI (gastrointestinal) tract and
associated overhead films, the limited permit holder may assist the physician
in fluoroscopic examination of the GI tract and may produce films of all
associated overhead views as ordered by the physician.
(2) A limited practice permit holder or
applicant may perform bone densitometry examinations upon successful completion
of the bone densitometry equipment operators examination administered by the
American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) or the International
Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).
(3) Limited permit holders who completed the
104-hour training are not authorized or permitted to perform fluoroscopy
procedures due to the difficulty in monitoring, limiting, and controlling the
accumulative doses of ionizing radiation.
A student of a radiologic technologist
program accredited by a mechanism recognized by the ARRT is allowed to perform
procedures with portable fluoroscopy equipment (also known as C-Arm), provided
the student has submitted documentation to the board that:
(a) identifies the student as being enrolled
in a radiology program accredited by a mechanism recognized by the
(b) the student will be
performing portable fluoroscopy procedures as a student with routine
(c) identifies the
names of the student's clinical supervisors; and
(d) identifies the facility which will allow
the student to receive clinical experience, including the performance of duties
outside the scope of a limited permit holder.
(5) If a student of a radiologic technologist
program accredited by a mechanism recognized by the American Registry of
Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) has completed the first two semesters of the
program or its equivalent, as determined by the board, and has become a limited
permit holder, that person may perform procedures while operating portable
fluoroscopy equipment and may be compensated as long as the student is not
performing procedures for course credit and has completed the clinical time
Mont. Admin. R.
NEW, 1985 MAR p. 1152,
Eff. 8/16/85; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 2912, Eff. 12/10/93; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 21, Eff.
1/13/95; AMD, 1996 MAR p. 1138, Eff. 4/26/96; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1882, Eff.
8/29/03; TRANS, from Commerce, 2004 MAR p. 3033; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 2465, Eff.
12/9/05; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2659, Eff. 10/27/06; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 77, Eff.