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4732.0890 EXTRAORAL DENTAL SYSTEMS.

Subpart 1.

Requirements.

X-ray systems used for extraoral dental radiography must meet the requirements in this chapter and in:

A.

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

B.

the manufacturer's specifications; or

C.

part 4732.1100.

Subp. 2.

Safety controls.

The registrant must ensure that the following safety controls are followed:

A.

the useful beam must be limited to the patient's area of clinical interest;

B.

the other requirements in part 4732.0800 must be met;

C.

the operator of the radiation-producing equipment must be protected and able to view the patient during the taking of any radiographs; and

D.

the doses in parts 4732.0410 to 4732.0430 are not exceeded.

Subp. 3.

Quality assurance and quality control procedures.

The registrant must ensure that:

A.

quality assurance or quality control procedures follow the test procedures established by the registrant, recommendations of a nationally recognized professional organization, or the manufacturer's specifications; and

B.

quality assurance or quality control procedures are completed at the required frequency, corrective actions are taken, and verification tests are accomplished as applicable.

Subp. 4.

Digital radiography.

For digital radiography, the registrant must ensure that, in addition to the requirements of this part, the following requirements are met:

A.

the radiation-producing equipment must be used according to a nationally recognized standard, the manufacturer's specifications, or part 4732.1100; and

B.

the technique chart used for all radiographic exposures reflects the technique parameters for the individual system.

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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