Created by legislation in 1977, the board currently licenses and oversees over 5,700 medical imaging technologists who are qualified to practice radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, the board oversees the educational requirements and issues permits for over 400 limited x-ray machine operators. Licensure assures that imaging technologists are properly educated and trained. Accurate imaging procedures improve patient safety and help contain health costs by aiding in the prevention of health problems through effective diagnosis and treatment. Members of the board are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate for three-year terms. There are twelve board members, including four physicians, three public members and five medical imaging licensees who represent each of the five medical imaging modalities.
The board has three employees.
Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1160A, Portland 97232
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Statutory Authority: ORS 688