Rule Rule 333-106-0750
Mammography Requirements: Mammography Personnel Qualifications


Operator qualifications. In order to use any mammography X-ray machine the operator of the mammography X-ray unit must have the following qualifications:


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;


The performance of 25 examinations under the personal supervision of an individual qualified under this section; and


At least eight hours of training in each mammography modality to be used by the technologist in performing mammography exams; and


Be currently registered and in good standing with the American Registry of Radiologic Technologist (ARRT); and


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.


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;


Meet MQSA requirements; and


Be currently licensed as a vendor by the Authority.
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