X-ray Limited Scope X-ray Operator &
Bone Density Equipment Operators Exams


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Limited Scope X-ray Operator Exam
ARRT Contact, Exam and Certification
Classes and Home Study Courses
Educational Books

Limited Scope X-ray Operator Exam

  • Individuals not Licensed Practitioners of the Healing Arts who want to take x-rays on humans in Minnesota and are not already certified to do so, must pass the American Registry of Radiological Technologists (ARRT) Limited Scope X-ray Operator Exam, as specified in Minnesota Rules, Chapters 4732.0570 to 4732.0585.
  • If a current application for the Radiologic Technologist (RT), Limited Scope or Bone Density Exams is pending, applicants cannot take any of the other exams until pending exam is passed and/or application is closed.
  • Those who passed the Minnesota X-ray Operator Exam on or prior to Jan. 1, 2008 are grandfathered in and do not have to take this exam. If you need proof of certification, MDH does not have a copy. Please contact your school, previous employer, or the appropriate test provider.
  • Minnesota Radiology Schools (PDF: 53KB/3pages)
  • Limited Scope X-ray Operator/Bone Density Equipment Operators Application (PDF: 187KB/3pages)

ARRT
ARRT - American Registry of Radiological Technologists
1255 Northland Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55120-1155
651-687-0048

Limited Scope Exam - The limited scope exam is made up of a core and the following positioning modules: chest, skull/sinus, spine, extremities and podiatry. Total questions, 210. Limited Scope Exam Handbook.

Bone Density Exam - The bone density limited scope exam is made up of a core and the following position modules: finger, heel, forearm, lumbar spine and proximal femur. Total questions, 60. Bone Density Exam Handbook.

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Classes & Home Study Courses
The Minnesota Department of Health does not endorse any part of this list and is not responsible for the content of any of these educational sources.

Classes Scheduled

Class Dates Location Contact Information
Limited Scope X-ray Course Online

Jan 4 to
Feb 12
Online

Mar 7 to
Apr 15
Online

Dakota Cty Tech College Rosemount Gene Frank
507-285-1319
Eugene@genefrank.org
Limited Scope X-ray Course

Mar 8 to May 14

Anoka Technical College Laura Cleveland
763-576-4079
lcleveland@anokatech.edu
Anoka Technical College
www.anokatech.edu
Limited Scope X-ray Course Contact for upcoming classes Century College
White Bear Lake
Kathryn Paulson
651-779-3341
Kathryn.paulson@century.edu
Century College
www.century.edu
Limited Scope X-ray Course Online
Contact for upcoming classes
Radiology Education Online (REO) Ann Watson
615-292-5006
awatson@resxrn.com
Radiology Education Online www.resxrn.com
Limited Radiography Program for the Chiropractic Assistant Online
Available anytime
Northwestern Health Sciences University

Sara George
952-885-5446
sgeorge@nwhealth.edu
Northwestern Health Services University
www.nwhealth.edu

Limited Scope X-ray Operator Program Contact for upcoming classes Pine Technical College

320-629-5100
information@pine.edu
Pine Technical College
www.pine.edu

Limited Scope Operators Prep Course Contact to schedule dates Onsite at your facility

Brian Hall
612-751-5875
brian.hall@beebelake.com
Quality Radiologic Consultants

X-ray Operator Course Contact for upcoming classes Contact for locations Pat Raths
rcraths@isd.net
Environmental Training: X-ray Core Training 80 hour course Univ of North Dakota 701-777-0384
University of North Dakota
http://und.edu
Basic X-Ray Techniques 104 hour course, Offered yearly in Sept and March RiverStone Health,
Billings,Montana
Claudia Janecek
406-247-3336
claudia.jan@riverstonehealth.org
RiverStone Health
www.riverstonehealth.org

North Dakota Operator’s exams: In order to be certified as a North Dakota Operator, these courses must be passed, the test given at the end of the course must be passed and a three-month clinical competency period is required. The three-month clinical competency cannot be done in Minnesota.

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Home Study Courses

Course Contact Information Course Information
X-ray CE 866-405-9729

X-RAY CE
www.xrayce.com

Radiological Educational Services 800-966-0452

Radiologic Educational Services
www.reshomestudy.com

Radiographic Operations Consulting 800-929-8709

Radiographic Operations Consulting
www.controlthedose.com

Glacier Valley Medical Education 360-327-3224

Glacier Valley Medical Education
www.glaciermedicaled.com

SelfDirectedCE Mark Hohman
email@selfdirectedce.com

SelfDirectedCE
www.selfdirectedce.com

RADUNITS 812-250-9729

RAD UNITS
www.radunits.com

The X-ray Lady 502-425-0651 X-ray Lady
www.x-raylady.com
X-RAY UNITS 317-748-6101 XRAY UNITS
www.xrayunits.com
Gage Continuing Education 877-775-4243
office@gagece.com

Gage Continuing Education
www.gagece.com

 

Educational Books

Basic Radiography
Basic Radiography for X-ray Operators, Copyright Unpublished Work © Patricia M. Raths, Adjunct Instructor at Argosy University

Bone Densitometry
Bone Densitometry for Technologists, by Sydney Bonnick
Principles of Bone Densitometry: A Study Guide for the ARRT Bone Densitometry Certification Exam, by Jean M. Fisher and Donna H. Smith

Patient Care in Radiology
Patient Care in Radiography, by Ruth Ann Ehrlich, Ellen Doble McCloskey, and Joan A. Daly

Positioning
Merrill's Atlas of Radiographic Positioning, by Eugene D. Frank, Bruce W. Long, and Barbara J. Smith
Bontrager's Pocket Atlas-Handbook of Radiographic Positioning and Techniques, by Kenneth L. Bontrager

Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography
Principles of Radiographic Imaging, by Richard R. Carlton and Arlene McKenna Adler
Radiographic Imaging & Exposure, by Terri L. Fauber
Radiation Protection in Medical Radiography, by Mary Alice Statkiewicz-Sherer

X-ray Machine Operator Course textbooks
Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, by Eugene D. Frank et al
Workbook for Radiography Essentials for Limited Practice, by Eugene D. Frank et al

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Updated Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 03:34PM