37.14.1020 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE DIAGNOSTIC RADIOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
(1) The equipment used in mobile diagnostic radiography shall be as follows:
(a) All requirements of ARM 37.14.1012(1) shall be satisfied except (g) .
(b) A type of dead-man switch for an exposure switch shall be provided, together with electrical cord of sufficient length so that the operator can stand at least 6 feet from the useful beam.
(2) When a mobile unit is used routinely in 1 location, it shall be considered a fixed installation subject to the shielding requirements specified in ARM 37.14.1003(5) and 37.14.1012(2) .
(3) The operating procedures applicable to mobile diagnostic radiographic equipment are as follows:
(a) All provisions of ARM 37.14.1012(3) apply.
(b) The target-to-skin distance shall not be less than 15 inches.
(c) Personnel monitoring shall be required for all persons associated with the operation of mobile x-ray equipment.
(d) Mobile x-ray equipment shall not be used for photofluoroscopy unless it meets the requirements for mobile fluoroscopes in ARM 37.14.1006.
(e) The operator shall wear a protective apron or stand behind a suitable shield.
History: Sec. 75-3-201 and 75-3-202, MCA; IMP, Sec. 75-3-201, 75-3-202 and 75-3-204, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 1069, Eff. 3/28/80; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 433; TRANS, from DEQ, 2000 MAR p. 189.