The Radiology Department at Eastern Illinois University Health Service is located on the first floor of the Human Services Building. It is staffed by one full-time registered Radiographer (X-Ray Technologist) and one part-time Radiographer. Both are licensed by the state of Illinois.
- One full-time radiographer (X-Ray Technologist) is employed by the Radiology Department. This technologist is specifically trained in obtaining quality x-rays, monitoring equipment performance, and insuring patient safety.
- Lead aprons (shields) are used to protect reproductive organs for most procedures, except in cases where shielding would interfere with the exam.
- The radiographer will request a detailed medical history of the reason for an x-ray, before the x-ray procedure is performed. For females, this will include whether or not there is a chance of pregnancy, as x-rays may pose a risk to the unborn fetus.
- The x-ray machine is designed to prevent leakage of radiation. Special cones are used to confine the area exposed to the x-ray beam and aluminum filters have been added to the machine to remove even more radiation.
- The Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Division of Nuclear Safety inspects all x-ray equipment annually.