Limited Podiatric Radiography Educational Programs (LPREP)
An LPREP allows a licensed podiatrist to train a medical assistant or other personnel to take X-rays of the lower extremity as long as certain conditions are met.
The training includes a course in radiation safety approved by the RHB that includes instruction in radiation protection and safety, principles of radiographic exposure, quality control, image processing, anatomy and physiology, digital radiography, positioning, and the performance of at least 50 X-ray procedures under supervision. To be issued an X-ray permit, the trainee must also pass examinations in radiation production and safety, and podiatric radiologic technology. This permit is called a Limited Podiatric Radiography Permit.
The course must be provided by a licensed doctor of podiatric medicine who holds a current and valid radiography supervisor and operator permit issued by the RHB. The course requires a minimum of 60 hours of education, which may be online. Training is limited to a maximum of one year for any one student, and one student per licensed doctor of podiatric medicine.
For information and/or to obtain an application to become an LPREP provider, please contact the School Certification Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.