Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
(a) The protective tube housing
shall be of the diagnostic type;
(b) Collimating devices shall be provided and
used for collimating the useful beam to the area of clinical
All X-ray equipment
sold after October 1991 must be equipped with a variable adjustable collimator
and beam-defining light that meets all of the requirements of OAR
(1), (2) and (3);
The total filtration permanently in the useful beam shall not be less than 0.5
mm Al equivalent for machines operating up to 50 kVp, 1.5 mm Al equivalent for
machines operating between 50 and 70 kVp, and 2.5 mm Al equivalent for machines
operating above 70 kVp;
device shall be provided to terminate the exposure after a preset time or
(f) A dead-man type of
exposure switch shall be provided, together with an electrical cord of
sufficient length, so that the operator can stand out of the useful beam and at
least 12 feet (3.66 m) from the animal during all X-ray
Shielding: All wall, ceiling and floor areas shall be equivalent to or provided
with applicable protective barriers to assure compliance with division
(a) All individuals shall stand well away
from the useful beam and the animal during radiographic exposures;
(b) No individual shall be in the X-ray room
while exposures are being made unless such individual's assistance is
(c) When an animal must
be held in position during radiography, mechanical supporting or restraining
devices shall be available and used as appropriate.
If the animal must be held by an
individual, the individual shall:
protected with appropriate shielding devices such as protective gloves, aprons,
and thyroid collars;
(B) Have no
part of an individual's body be struck by the useful beam of the X-ray;
(C) Ensure that the individual
holding the animal is appropriately monitored with the monitoring device being
affixed to the outside of their apron, from collar to chest.
Or. Admin. R.
HD 4-1985, f. & ef.
3-20-85; HD 1-1991, f. & cert. ef. 1-8-91; HD 15-1994, f. & cert. ef.
5-6-94; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH 14-2008, f. & cert. ef.
32-2014, f. 12-22-14, cert. ef.
81-2021, amend filed 11/19/2021, effective
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS