X-Ray Safety Training

X-Ray safety training is required annually for all individuals who operate x-ray machines and/or are routinely exposed to x-rays during work.  Two different training courses are available online in the Learning Exchange.

Clinical X-Ray Safety Training 

Staff Who Do NOT operate X-Ray Machines

If you are present in the room with an x-ray machine while it is on, but do not operate the machine, you will need to complete the Clinical X-Ray Safety (non-operators) Course, available in the VUMC Learning Exchange.

Staff Who Operate X-Ray Machines: 

If you operate any kind of clinical x-ray machine, you must complete the Clinical X-Ray Safety (for operators) Course annually.

NEW: The Joint Commission now requires training for fluoroscopy operators.  If you operate fluoroscopic x-ray equipment, you must ALSO complete the the online course Radiation Safety During Fluoroscopy in the VUMC Learning Exchange.  Please note that the Clinical X-Ray Safety (for operators) Course is a prerequisite for this course, and must have been completed within the last year.

More Information about Clinical Safety Training Requirements

Refer to VUMC Policy Diagnostic Imaging X-Ray Safety.

Analytical X-Ray Operator Safety Training Course

  • Training is available online in the University Learning Exchange. Send an email to radsafety@vumc.org to request this assignment.
  • Note:  Analytical X-Ray Machine Operators must use this form to record required quarterly interlock test results.