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Limited Radiographer
Becky Wisell
Program Manager
 

Medical & Specialized Health

A Limited Radiographer is permitted to apply radiation to limited regions of the human anatomy for diagnostic purposes.  The performance of radiographic procedures shall be at the request of, and for the interpretation by a licensed practitioner.  These radiographic procedures are limited routine radiographic procedures, and shall not include computed tomography, the use of contrast media, and/or the use of fluoroscopic or mammography equipment.

A Limited Radiographer may be licensed in one or more of the following categories:

Chest:
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the chest will be permitted to perform radiography of the chest. Chest refers to the lung fields including the cardiac shadow, as well as the ribs and sternum.

Extremities:
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the extremities will be permitted to perform radiography of the extremities. The upper extremity refers to those body parts from the distal phalanges of the hand to the head of the humerus, including the clavicle and scapula. The lower extremity refers to those body parts from the distal phalanges of the foot to the head of the femur and its articulation with the pelvic girdle, including the hip.

Skull and Sinus: 
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the skull and sinus will be permitted to perform radiography of the skull and sinuses. Skull refers to the cranium - including facial bones - the paranasal sinuses and the mandible.

Spine:
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the spine will be permitted to perform radiography of the spine. Spine refers to cervical, thoracic, and lumbar vertebrae and their articulations, as well as the pelvis, sacrum, and

Ankle and Foot:
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the ankle and foot will be permitted to perform radiography of the ankle and foot. The ankle and foot refers to those body parts from the distal phalanges of the foot to the distal one third of the fibula and tibia.

Abdomen:
A Limited Radiographer licensed to apply radiation to the abdomen will be permitted to perform radiography of the abdomen.  Abdomen refers to those organs contained within the peritoneum. The Department will authorize a limited radiographer to perform radiography of the abdomen if:

1. The applicant has passed the Core and Spine sections of the Examination for the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography given by the ARRT; and

2. Upon finding by the Department that continued provision of service for a community would be in jeopardy if this applicant were not authorized to perform radiography of the abdomen;

  • An applicant whose practice site is located within a medical profession shortage area as determined by the Nebraska Rural Health Advisory Commission, will be deemed authorized to perform radiography of the abdomen. No further documentation authorizing such practice will be provided by the Department

Qualifications for a License as a Limited Radiographer:

  • Pass the Examination for the Limited Scope of Practice in Radiography  by the ARRT; or
  • Pass the Examination given by the ACRRT; and
  • Achieve a passing score of seventy percent (70%) or above on the Core section of the exam; and
  • Achieve a passing score of sixty-five percent (65%) or above on each of the separate sections for which licensure is being sought.

Examination Eligibility Requirements

  • Complete an application for AART Limited Radiography Examination;
  • Submit the examination fee of $100, which applies to one or all of the categories.
  • Please make sure you note which categories you wish to test for.

Submit the following to the Licensure Unit:
1. Completed application for licensure;
2. Passing scores on the either the ARRT and ACRRT Limited Scope Examination; and
3.  Licensing Fee

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