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Whether you want to start a business as a radiology clinic or work as an employee of a clinic, you will need to first get an x-ray device/radiology license. Contact your state’s business licenses, permits & tax division to get started.

Who Needs a Radiology License?

Each state has laws that state that anyone who performs radiologic procedures must hold a radiology license. There are many types of jobs that need this type of business license, including:

  • Radiographer
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist
  • Radiation Therapist
  • General X-ray Machine Operator

The purpose of a radiology license or x-ray license is to ensure that people who work with this high tech equipment have the necessary knowledge and skills to use them effectively.

Getting Your Radiology License

Before you can apply for your radiology or x-ray license, you will need to meet certain education requirements set forth by your state. These classes may be held in-person or online, and may cover topics like:

  • Quality control or quality management practices
  • Radiographic imaging principles
  • Using radiographic, radiation therapy, nuclear medicine or bone densitometry equipment
  • Radiation safety and protection

Additionally, after you receive your radiology license, you may need to take continuing education courses to keep your knowledge up to date.

Getting an X-Ray License for Your Facility

If you open a clinic that offers x-rays or radiology services, you will need certain business licenses to operate. You will need an inspection of your equipment to ensure it meets state standards before being approved for an x-ray license.

For both your facility x-ray license and your individual radiology license, make sure you keep them renewed and up to date. Missing a renewal deadline will make you non-compliant, and put you at risk of being fined.