4773.01 Radiation technician definitions.

As used in this chapter:

(A) "General x-ray machine operator" means an individual who performs standard, diagnostic, radiologic procedures; whose performance of radiologic procedures is limited to specific body sites; and who does not, to any significant degree, determine the site or dosage of radiation to which a patient is exposed.

(B) "Chiropractor" means an individual licensed under Chapter 4734. of the Revised Code to practice chiropractic.

(C) "Ionizing radiation" means any electromagnetic or particulate radiation that interacts with atoms to produce ionization in matter, including x-rays, gamma rays, alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, and other nuclear particles.

(D) "Physician" means an individual who holds a certificate issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code authorizing the individual to practice medicine and surgery or osteopathic medicine and surgery.

(E) "Podiatrist" means an individual who holds a certificate issued under Chapter 4731. of the Revised Code authorizing the individual to practice podiatry.

(F) "Nuclear medicine technologist" means an individual who prepares and administers radio-pharmaceuticals to human beings and conducts in vivo or in vitro detection and measurement of radioactivity for medical purposes.

(G) "Radiation therapy technologist" means an individual who utilizes ionizing radiation-generating equipment for therapeutic purposes on human subjects.

(H) "Radiographer" means an individual who performs a comprehensive scope of diagnostic radiologic procedures employing equipment that emits ionizing radiation, exposes radiographs, and performs other procedures that contribute significantly to determining the site or dosage of ionizing radiation to which a patient is exposed.

(I) "Mechanotherapist" means an individual who holds a certificate issued under section 4731.15 of the Revised Code authorizing the individual to practice mechanotherapy.

Effective Date: 03-09-1999