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Radiologic Technology

"Radiologic technologist" means an individual, other than a licensed doctor of medicine, osteopathy, podiatry, or chiropractic or a dentist licensed pursuant to Chapter 27 (§ 54.1-2700 et seq.), who (i) performs, may be called upon to perform, or is licensed to perform a comprehensive scope of diagnostic or therapeutic radiologic procedures employing ionizing radiation and (ii) is delegated or exercises responsibility for the operation of radiation-generating equipment, the shielding of patient and staff from unnecessary radiation, the appropriate exposure of radiographs, the administration of radioactive chemical compounds under the direction of an authorized user as specified by regulations of the Department of Health, or other procedures that contribute to any significant extent to the site or dosage of ionizing radiation to which a patient is exposed.

"Radiologic technologist, limited" means an individual, other than a licensed radiologic technologist, dental hygienist, or person who is otherwise authorized by the Board of Dentistry under Chapter 27 (§ 54.1-2700 et seq.) and the regulations pursuant thereto, who performs diagnostic radiographic procedures employing equipment that emits ionizing radiation that is limited to specific areas of the human body.

"Radiologist assistant" means an individual who has met the requirements of the Board for licensure as an advanced-level radiologic technologist and who, under the direct supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy specializing in the field of radiology, is authorized to (i) assess and evaluate the physiological and psychological responsiveness of patients undergoing radiologic procedures; (ii) evaluate image quality, make initial observations, and communicate observations to the supervising radiologist; (iii) administer contrast media or other medications prescribed by the supervising radiologist; and (iv) perform, or assist the supervising radiologist to perform, any other procedure consistent with the guidelines adopted by the American College of Radiology, the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.

Laws and Regulations

Review state laws and regulations that apply to the board and the practice of Radiologic Technology.

Applications & Forms

Please visit the application wizard for information on how to apply for a license to practice as a Radiologic Technologist, Radiologic Technologist-Limited or a Radiologist Assistant. For other forms check the applications and forms page.

Radiologist watching as patent gets scan

Advisory Board Meetings

Oct 9 2024 1:00PM (Wed)Advisory Board on Radiological Technology
Jun 5 2024 1:00PM (Wed)Advisory Board on Radiological Technology
Feb 7 2024 1:00PM (Wed)Advisory Board on Radiological Technology - Cancelled
Oct 4 2023 1:00PM (Wed)Advisory Board on Radiological Technology - Cancelled
Jun 14 2023 1:00PM (Wed)Advisory Board on Radiological Technology - Cancelled

To view other board meetings visit the board's full calendar.

Virginia Board of Medicine | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
John R. Clements, DPM, President