Ionizing Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

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Ionizing Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000

; IRMER UK regulations governing use of ionizing radiation (Table 1)
Table 1: Ionizing Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2000 personnel categorizations
PersonnelDescriptor
OperatorThe person who makes the exposure and is responsible for all the practical aspects of the exposure
PractitionerThe person who is clinically responsible for the medical exposure, and thus has full knowledge of the benefits of the proposed exposure
ReferrerThe referrer will be defined by local protocols
EmployerThe person who is responsible for ensuring that all operators and practitioners are adequately trained and that all records are maintained

The regulations define those who refer, take or make a clinical decision that radiographs are required for diagnosis, and that the use of X-rays is in the patient's best interest; podiatrists may be categorized in any category according to their job requirement.