X-ray
Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)

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Radiation Safety Officers (RSO) are responsible for ensuring the safe use of ionizing radiation-producing equipment at registered facilities in Minnesota. RSO training is required, per Minnesota Rule, Chapter 4732.0500.

Registrants are responsible for x-ray equipment that is under their administrative control, and must ensure that the radiation safety/quality assurance program, staff and use of x-ray equipment is in compliance with Minnesota Rule, Chapter 4732. To ensure adequate oversight is provided to the radiation safety/quality assurance program, an RSO must be designated. The RSO must be identified within the radiation safety/quality assurance program. 

  • The RSO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the radiation safety/quality assurance program.
  • The RSO must receive RSO specific training and has additional responsibilities beyond their day to day job duties.
  • The RSO must be provided sufficient time and commitment from the registrant to stop operations that he or she considers unsafe, ensure x-ray equipment is used safely, and compliance with MDH X-ray Rules.
  • These responsibilities, time and commitment must be delegated in writing from the registrant to the RSO.
  • When the registrant is also the RSO, an RSO Delegation Agreement does not have to be completed.

Delegation of Authority Agreement (PDF: 101KB/1 page)

RSO Training Opportunities

RSO training opportunities are not offered by MDH. Please contact the appropriate RSO training facility below for additional information.

Class Facility
Type
Dates/
Times
Contact/
Location
Upper Extremity: Shoulders to Finger Tips   May 5
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training   May 6
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training Dental May 13
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Fluoroscopic Rules, Training, Safety and Use   May 14
1-4 pm

Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903

Radiation Safety Officer Training   May 19
1-4 pm
St. Cloud
info@LearnAtREC.com

www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Ins and Outs for Registration   May 19
5:30-8:30 pm
St. Cloud
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training Veterinary May 20
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Fluoroscopic Rules, Training, Safety and Use   June 2
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training Veterinary June 4
1-3 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Upper Extremity: Shoulders to Finger Tips   June 10
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Ins and Outs of Registration   June 17
5:30-8:30 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training   June 18
1-4 pm
Radiologic Education Center, Spring Lake Park
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Radiation Safety Officer Training   June 23
1-4 pm
Mankato
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903
Ins and Outs of Registration   June 23
5:30-8:30 pm
Mankato
info@LearnAtREC.com
www.learnatrec.com
763-267-6903


  • Radiation Safety Officer Training & Radiation Safety

RSO Traiing classes cover Basic Radiation, Radiation Safety Officer Training, Radiation Safety and Compliance with MDH Rules.

  • Digital Imaging: The Good, Bad and Ugly

This course will provide participants with basic knowledge about the technologies involved with digital imaging, and issues that are sometimes overlooked in the implementation of this technology. Topics include: RIS and EHR, image acquisition, QA, archiving and PACS, reporting, networking considerations, cost of ownership, and emerging technologies. All of these issues have a direct impact on the successful implementation of this technology in your practice and will enhance workflow and patient care.

    For questions, comments or feedback regarding the MDH X-ray Program, please email health.xray@state.mn.us or call 651.201.4545.
Updated Monday, May 18, 2015 at 04:31PM