§ 221.205. Operating procedures.
(a) In addition to the training requirements in § 221.16 (relating to training, competency and continuing education), a CT X-ray system shall be operated only by an individual who has been specifically trained in its operation.
(b) All of the following information must be readily available to the CT operator:
(1) Instructions on the use of the CT phantoms and a process for reporting deviations in protocols including a schedule of routine QC appropriate for the system, allowable variations for the indicated parameters and the results of at least the most recent performance evaluation conducted on the system.
(2) Current protocol information available at the control panel which specifies for each routine examination the CT conditions of operation.
(c) If the radiation measurements and performance evaluation of the CT X-ray system indicates that a system operating parameter has exceeded a tolerance established by the QMP, the use of the CT X-ray system on patients shall be limited to those uses permitted by established written instructions of the QMP.
The provisions of this § 221.205 issued and amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § § 7110.301 and 7110.302); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 510-20).
The provisions of this § 221.205 adopted October 2, 1998, effective October 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4894; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823; amended October 26, 2018, effective January 24, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 6791. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (304522) to (304523).
This section cited in 25 Pa. Code § 221.65 (relating to X-ray attenuation systems); 25 Pa. Code § 221.201 (relating to definitions); and 25 Pa. Code § 223.31 (relating to registrant responsibilities).
DETERMINATION OF COMPETENCE
The registrant shall ensure that individuals who operate diagnostic X-ray equipment have received training on the subjects listed in this appendix. The individual shall be trained and competent in the general operation of the X-ray equipment, and in the following subject areas, as applicable to the procedures performed and the specific equipment utilized:
(1) Basic properties of radiation.
(2) Units of measurement.
(3) Sources of radiation exposure.
(4) Methods of radiation protection.
(5) Biological effects of radiation exposure.
(6) X-ray equipment.
(7) Image recording and processing.
(8) Patient exposure and positioning.
(10) Quality assurance.
The provisions of this Appendix A issued and amended under sections 301 and 302 of the Radiation Protection Act (35 P.S. § § 7110.301 and 7110.302); and section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 510-20).
The provisions of this Appendix A adopted October 2, 1998, effective October 3, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4894; amended July 16, 2004, effective July 17, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 3823. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (249320).
This appendix cited in 25 Pa. Code § 221.11 (relating to registrant responsibilities); 25 Pa. Code § 223.31 (relating to registrant responsibilities); and 25 Pa. Code § 228.35 (relating to operating procedures).
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