The French Radiation Safety Authority (ASN), French Radiology Society (SFR), and French Association of Radiology Personnel (AFPPE) have issued a joint statement on the requirements for physicians providing in-home radiology procedures -- with revised physician qualifications pending from the ASN.
The requirements include the following:
- The physician is responsible for overseeing in-home imaging procedures in strict compliance with applicable guidelines to ensure the radiation protection of the operator, the patient, and the environment.
- Physicians must complete an online form ("Declaration of possession/use of medical x-rays") in the appropriate ASN jurisdiction declaring the use of all imaging devices, and certifying that all measures have been taken to ensure optimal exposure.
- The operator must be a medical doctor and board-certified (Conseil de l'Ordre). Refinement of these qualifications is forthcoming from the ASN.
- Radiologic technologists must work under the direct supervision of a qualified physician who is able to intervene immediately as necessary.