Medical & Specialized Health
Medical Radiography is the application of radiation to humans for diagnostic purposes, including, but not limited to, adjustment or manipulation of X-ray systems and accessories including, imaging receptors, positioning of patients, processing of films, and any other action that materially affects the radiation dose to patients.
- Documentation of current licensure must be maintained at each facility where an individual licensed by the department performs medical radiography.
- Non-exempt individuals must not perform Medical Radiography without a valid license.
Medical Radiographer - A person licensed as a medical radiographer by the department may practice medical radiography on any part of the human anatomy for interpretation by and under the direction of a licensed practitioner, excluding interpretative fluoroscopic procedures.
Limited Radiographer - A person licensed as a limited radiographer by the department may practice medical radiography on limited regions of the human anatomy, using only routine radiographic procedures, for interpretation by and under the direction of a licensed practitioner, excluding computed tomography, the use of contrast media, and the use of fluoroscopic or mammographic equipment.
Temporary Medical Radiographer – Persons licensed as temporary medical radiographers are permitted to perform the duties of a limited radiographer licensed in all categories. Please note that the temporary medical radiographer license is only available to students who have finished at least one year of a two-year educational program, and who are still enrolled in the program.
Exemptions to the Practice of Medical Radiography
The following persons are not required to hold a radiographer license:
1) Persons authorized pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 71-193.15 and 71-193.17 to practice as dental hygienists and dental auxiliaries who meet the requirements of Neb. Rev. Stat. § 71-193.13 are exempt from the requirements of 180 NAC 16.
2) Persons certified pursuant to Neb. Rev. Stat. §71-176.01 who are employed exclusively in the office or clinic of a licensed podiatrist are exempt from the requirements of 180 NAC 16.
3) Licensed practitioners and certified physician assistants are exempt from the requirements of 180 NAC 16.
4) Students enrolled and participating in an educational program in medical radiography who, as a part of this educational program, apply radiation to humans while under the supervision of the Licensed Practitioners or Medical Radiographers associated with the educational program are exempt from the requirements of this 180 NAC 16.