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Hillyard Technical Center

3434 Faraon St
St Joseph, MO 64506-5102

General Phone: 816-671-4170
Financial Aid Phone: 816-671-4170
Sector: Public, 2-year

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Local Lawmaker Hopes to Change the Rules for X-Ray Technicians - KQTV

Local Lawmaker Hopes to Change the Rules for X-Ray Technicians( Air Date: 2/3/2006 ) In the state of Missouri you need a license to cut hair, but you don`t need a license to shoot ionizing radiation through people.That`s why some lawmakers want to change the rules of the technology better known as x-ray.Radiology student Jessica Koop practices taking a chest x-ray on fellow student Emily Supple. Students say x-rays are an art and their images reveal important infomration for doctors."There are different densities and colors to an x-ray. A lot of them are black and white," Supple says."If you take an x-ray that`s just a little bit too dark or a little bit too light, you might miss the tumor or the fracture," Dr. Rob Schaaf, (R) 28th District representative, says.State Representative and family-practice doctor Rob Schaaf is proposing a bill that he says will help ward against mistakes. Iif the bill passes, x-ray technicians will be required to take certification classes, like the ones offered at Hillyard Technical Center. "There are many, many procedures done in the state of Missouri that are done by people that are not trained, that have no iea about how to judge quality," Shirley - more available