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4732.0835 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTED RADIOGRAPHY, DIGITAL RADIOGRAPHY, OR PHOTOSTIMULABLE STORAGE PHOSPHOR RADIATION-PRODUCING EQUIPMENT.

Subpart 1.

Requirements.

Persons registered to possess radiation-producing equipment must be responsible for maintaining equipment in compliance with this chapter and:

A.

a nationally recognized standard, such as Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, section 1020;

B.

the manufacturer's specifications; or

C.

part 4732.1100.

Subp. 2.

Applicability.

Facilities that have radiation-producing equipment that is filmless, photostimulable storage phosphor, computed radiography, or digital radiography must comply with this part and other pertinent requirements in this chapter.

Subp. 3.

Registrant requirements.

The registrant using computed radiography, digital radiography, or photostimulable storage phosphor radiation-producing equipment must ensure that:

A.

the equipment is registered according to part 4732.0200;

B.

occupational dose and dose to the public limits in parts 4732.0410 to 4732.0430 are not exceeded;

C.

equipment calibration tests at the time of installation and equipment performance evaluations are conducted at intervals not to exceed 24 months according to:

(1)

a nationally recognized standard, such as Code of Federal Regulations, title 21, section 1020;

(2)

the manufacturer's specifications; or

(3)

part 4732.1100;

D.

any necessary corrective actions are made and documented;

E.

individuals who will be operating or maintaining the radiation-producing equipment meet the requirements in Minnesota Statutes, section 144.121, subdivision 5, and:

(1)

have taken the required training by the equipment manufacturer or the equivalent on the use of the equipment and the training is documented; and

(2)

are adequately instructed initially in site-specific operating and emergency procedures and the training is documented; and

F.

a technique chart is used for all radiographic exposures. The technique chart must reflect the technique parameters for the individual system.

Subp. 4.

Quality assurance or quality control procedures.

The registrant must ensure that:

A.

all quality assurance or quality control procedures must be established by the registrant, recommended by a nationally recognized professional organization, or be recommended by the manufacturer;

B.

the quality assurance or quality control procedure frequency, corrective actions taken, and date and initials of the individual completing the procedures are documented and maintained at the site; and

C.

the procedures and frequency are in the facility's operating and safety procedures.

Subp. 5.

Records.

The registrant must ensure that records are maintained according to part 4732.0330.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144.12

History:

32 SR 777

Published Electronically:

December 10, 2007

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