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  192.760.  Definitions. — As used in sections 192.760 and 192.762 and sections 208.175 and 208.176, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "General license", a license, effective pursuant to rules promulgated by the department of health and senior services, without the filing of an application, to transfer, acquire, own, possess, or use quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, radioactive material;

  (2)  "Ionizing radiation", gamma rays and X rays, alpha particles, beta particles, high-speed electrons, neutrons, protons, high-speed ions and other high-speed nuclear particles;

  (3)  "Mammography", radiography of the breast for the purpose of enabling a physician to determine the presence, size, location and extent of cancerous or potentially cancerous tissue in the breast;

  (4)  "Mammography authorization", authorization under section 208.176 to use a radiation machine for mammography;

  (5)  "Mammography system", the radiation machine used for mammography; automatic exposure control devices; films, screens, and cassettes; image processor; darkroom; and view boxes;

  (6)  "Person", any person, firm, partnership, limited partnership, corporation, association, institution, political subdivision or other organization;

  (7)  "Radiation machine", a machine, other than those exempted by department rule, that emits ionizing radiation;

  (8)  "Radiation physicist", a person who is certified by the American Board of Radiology in radiological physics or one of the specialties of radiological physics;

  (9)  "Radioactive material", a solid, liquid, or gas which emits ionizing radiation spontaneously;

  (10)  "Radiography", the making of a film or other record of an internal structure of the body by passing X rays or gamma rays through the body to act on film or other image receptor;

  (11)  "Registration", registration of a source of ionizing radiation in writing with the department of health and senior services;

  (12)  "Source of ionizing radiation", a device or material that emits ionizing radiation;

  (13)  "Specific license", a license issued to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, radioactive material.

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(L. 1992 S.B. 721 § 5)


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