(1) The RA/RPA shall evaluate the day's schedule of procedures with the supervising radiologist or the radiologist designate and determine where the RA/RPA's skills will be best utilized.

(2) After demonstrating competency, the RA/RPA, under the general supervision of the supervising radiologist or the radiologist designate, may perform the following procedures:

(a) fluoroscopic procedures (static and dynamic) ;

(b) arthrograms, pursuant to 37-14-301 , MCA; and

(c) peripheral venograms, pursuant to 37-14-301 , MCA.

(3) The RA/RPA may make initial observations of diagnostic images and forward them to the supervising radiologist.

(4) The RA/RPA shall assess and evaluate the psychological and physiological responsiveness of each patient.

(5) The RA/RPA shall participate in patient management, including acquisition of additional imaging for completion of the exam and record documentation in medical records.

(6) The RA/RPA shall administer intravenous contrast media or glucagon under the supervision of a radiologist or the attending physician pursuant to 37-14-301 , MCA.

(7) "Radiologist designate", as used in this rule, means a radiologist, MD who has been named radiologist designate by the supervising radiologist, MD. The radiologist designate must reside in Montana and have a current Montana license.

History: 37-1-131, 37-14-202, 37-14-313, MCA; IMP, 37-14-102, 37-14-301, 37-14-313, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 2465, Eff. 12/9/05.