Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022
Operator qualifications. In order to use
any mammography X-ray machine the operator of the mammography X-ray unit must
have the following qualifications:
(a) Have a
current license issued by the Oregon Board of Medical Imaging; and
Have prior to the effective date of these
rules qualified as a radiologic technologist under the MQSA interim rules or
completed 40 contact hours of documented training specific to mammography under
the supervision of a qualified instructor. The hours of documented training
shall include, but not be limited to:
Training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, quality
assurance/quality control techniques, imaging patients with breast implants;
(B) The performance of 25
examinations under the personal supervision of an individual qualified under
this section; and
(C) At least
eight hours of training in each mammography modality to be used by the
technologist in performing mammography exams; and
(D) Be currently registered and in good
standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT); and
(E) Be certified in mammography by
the ARRT or the equivalent; or
Provide documented evidence that an ARRT mammography certification test is
scheduled. Technologists meeting the requirements of subsection (1)(a) and
paragraphs (1)(b)(A), (B), (C), and (D) of this rule may work under the
supervision (supervision means that a fully qualified technologist is on-site
and readily available to answer questions or assist) of a technologist, meeting
all of the requirements of this rule, for up to one year while waiting to take
the certification test.
(2) Interpreting Physician qualifications.
All physicians interpreting mammograms shall meet MQSA qualifications and hold
a current license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon.
Medical Physicist qualifications. All
Medical Physicists conducting surveys and equipment evaluations of mammography
facilities and providing oversight of their quality assurance programs shall;
(a) Meet MQSA requirements; and
(b) Be currently licensed as a vendor by the
Or. Admin. R.
PH 3-2003, f. & cert.
ef. 3-27-03; PH 31-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-8-04 thru 4-5-05; PH
36-2004, f. & cert. ef. 12-1-04; PH 12-2006, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06; PH
14-2008, f. & cert. ef. 9-15-08; PH 10-2011, f. 9-30-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11;
32-2014, f. 12-22-14, cert. ef.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 453.605 - 453.807
Stats. Implemented: ORS 453.605 -