Radiology Program

Podiatric X-Ray Assistants Course

Radiology Webinar Series

This webinar series consists of 8 hours of instruction, broken down into three sections, and a written examination. Podiatric assistants will learn the important radiological skills necessary to perform their delegated x-ray tasks in a podiatrist’s office, including:

  1. Terminology.
  2. Science of radiation in x−rays.
  3. Radiation exposure and monitoring including dose limits for exposure to ionizing radiation.
  4. Health risks of radiation exposure.
  5. Safety techniques to reduce radiation exposure to staff and patients as low as reasonably achievable 
  6. Anatomy and function of foot and leg.
  7. Positioning for podiatric x−rays.
  8. Equipment operation technique and quality control, including analog and digital.
  9. Infection control.
  10. Legal and ethical issues.

Podiatric x-ray assistants must demonstrate every 10 years that they are competent to perform delegated x-ray tasks by successfully completing 8 hours of course instruction outlined in this chapter and successfully completing a written examination.

This course of instruction has been approved by the Wisconsin Podiatric Affiliated Credentialing Board.

Who should take this course?

Any unlicensed person taking x-rays in a podiatrist’s office must complete an approved course of study in radiography.

How do I register?

Registration is easy and can be completed online

What are the registration fees?

Employer is a MEMBER of WPMA - Free
Employer is NOT a MEMBER of WPMA - $495 

Note: You will be asked for the DPM employer name on the registration form. The DPM's membership status will then be confirmed. An invoice will be emailed to you if the DPM is not a WPMA member. 

What does the law say?

The Wisconsin Podiatry Affiliated Credentialing Board published Pod 7.01, which outlines the necessary course of instruction for podiatric x-ray assistants.