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Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

The mission of the Board is to safeguard the life and health of the people of New Hampshire by ensuring the standardized training of limited x-ray machine operators, medical imaging professionals, and radiation therapists in anatomy, patient positioning, examination and treatment techniques, equipment protocols, radiation safety, radiation protection, and basic patient care.

Important Correction Update

Mammography, Breast Sonography, and Bone Density Testing are all within the definition of Medical Imaging as defined in RSA 328-J:1 VIII which states:

"Medical imaging" means any procedure intended for use in the diagnosis or visualization of disease or other medical conditions in human beings, including, but not limited to the following modalities, radiography, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance, and other procedures using ionizing radiation, magnetic resonance, or ultrasound.

After full Board review it has been determined that those individuals performing any of the 3 modalities listed will require licensure.

Mammography – License under Radiographer
Breast Sonography – License under Sonography
Bone Density Testing – Limited X-Ray Technician if not included in the scope of practice of the main modality an individual is applying for.

Notice

The Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy has determined that applicants need additional time to provide all documents necessary for licensure. The Board will not enforce licensure until April 1, 2019. All applicants for licensure must have documents submitted to the Board’s office no later than March 31, 2019. Remember that if you submit documents close to the deadline there may not be time to review those documents and issue the license. This could cause an interruption in your ability to practice.

“Medical imaging” means any procedure intended for use in the diagnosis or visualization of disease or other medical conditions in human beings, including, but not limited to the following modalities, radiography, nuclear medicine, fluoroscopy, magnetic resonance, and other procedures using ionizing radiation, magnetic resonance, or ultrasound”;

The following is a list of those who must obtain licensure from the Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy:

“Limited x-ray machine operator” means a person who performs, under the supervision of a licensed practitioner, limited diagnostic radiography procedures of specific parts of human anatomy or bone density measurements using equipment that emits external ionizing radiation”;

“Magnetic resonance technologist” means a person performs magnetic resonance procedures using magnetic fields and radio frequency signals”;

“Nuclear medicine technologist” means a person performs a variety of nuclear medicine and molecular imaging procedures using sealed and unsealed radiation sources, ionizing and nonionizing radiation, and adjunctive medicine and therapeutic procedures using unsealed radioactive sources”;

“Radiation therapist” means a person who is licensed under this chapter to administer ionizing radiation to human beings for therapeutic purposes”;

“Radiographer” means a person performs a comprehensive set of diagnostic radiographic procedures using external ionizing radiation to produce radiographic, fluoroscopic, or digital images”;

“Radiologist assistant” means a radiographer who has met additional qualifications to perform a variety of activities under the supervision of a radiologist in the areas of patient care, patient management, radiologic imaging, or interventional procedures guided by radiologic imaging”; and

“Sonographer” means a person who performs a comprehensive set of diagnostic sonography procedures using ultrasound to create medical images.”

Contact

Board of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy
121 South Fruit Street, Suite 303
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-8389
(603) 271-6702 (fax)
tina.kelley@oplc.nh.gov

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Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
121 South Fruit Street |  Concord, NH 03301