About the Mammography/Healing Arts Program, and mammography facility advisories, policies, and inspections
You may apply for initial licensure as a Radiologic Technologist with the Radiation Control Program. If your license has been expired for more than 6 months, you must submit a new application.
You must renew your Radiologic Technologist license with the Radiation Control Program every 2 years.
If you are a Radiologic Technologist student ready to take an RT exam, you may qualify to apply for a 1-year temporary license.
If you are not eligible for certification from the ARRT, the NMTCB, or any of the other certifying bodies listed on the Massachusetts RT license application, you may apply for the Massachusetts-only RT licensing exam.
You need a Massachusetts Radioactive Material License issued by the Radiation Control Program to possess or use radioactive material.
If you have an out-of-state radioactive material license, you must be generally licensed via reciprocal agreement with the Radiation Control Program to possess or use naturally occurring and accelerator produced radioactive material in Massachusetts.
You must register with the Radiation Control Program (RCP) to perform duties involving radiation or radioactive materials.
You must apply for a license with the Radiation Control Program to operate a Mammography facility in Massachusetts
All Massachusetts Mammography machines must be identified and registered with the Radiation Control Program.
You must register medical, dental, therapy, or analytical ionizing radiation sources in Massachusetts facilities with the Radiation Control Program.
You must update registration for medical, dental, therapy, or analytical ionizing radiation sources in Massachusetts facilities with the Radiation Control Program when ownership changes, location changes, or units are added or decreased.
All linear accelerators must be registered with the Radiation Control Program.
All Class 3B & Class 4 LASER devices used in Massachusetts must be registered with the Radiation Control Program.
To remove a LASER from your registration, you must report the disposition of any laser device, which has been transferred, disposed, or rendered inoperable.
You must register all generally licensed radioactive devices with the Radiation Control Program.
You must register industrial X-ray devices to be used in Massachusetts facilities with the Radiation Control Program.
To remove or terminate a medical X-Ray unit from your registration, you must report the disposition of the unit.
You must be certified to use depleted uranium contained in industrial products or devices for mass-volume applications.
As a physician, veterinarian, clinical laboratory, or hospital, you must be certified to possess certain small quantities of radioactive material for in vitro clinical or laboratory tests.
The Radiation Control Program tracks the nature and quantity of Low Level Radioactive Waste produced in the Commonwealth each year by requiring all licensees to complete a survey.
Each Licensee should complete forms in accordance with instructions provided on the form.
As a PA, you may perform fluoroscopic procedures using fluoroscopy equipment after you complete both didactic and clinical training, and achieve a passing grade on an examination through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
You must inform the Radiation Control Program of expiration and termination of licenses.