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The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Board of Medical Imaging. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The State Office Building in Portland houses the central offices of the Board of Medical Imaging. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Oregon Board of Medical Imaging (OBMI) issues licenses to medical imaging technologists who are qualified to practice radiography, radiation therapy, sonography, nuclear medicine and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In addition, the OBMI oversees the educational requirements and issues permits for limited x-ray machine operators. The OBMI was established in 1977 as the Board of Radiologic Technology and currently regulates the imaging practices of over 6,000 active licensees and permit holders.

Licensure assures that imaging technologists working in Oregon are properly educated and trained so consumers can be confident that diagnostic and therapeutic imaging procedures are conducted as accurately and safely as possible. Accurate imaging helps contain health costs by aiding in the detection and prevention of health problems through effective diagnosis and treatment.

The OBMI’s office, with three full-time employees, is located in Portland, where quarterly board meetings are usually held. The board is authorized by statute to include 12 members: four physicians, five medical imaging licensees, and three members of the public. Board members are appointed by the governor and must be confirmed by the Senate.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 800 NE Oregon St., Suite 1160A, Portland 97232
Telephone: 971-673-0215
Fax: 971-673-0218
General Email:
Contact: Ed Conlow, Executive Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator Email: Ed Conlow
Records Officer Email: Ed Conlow
Staff Directory from
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Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 688.405–688.605, 688.915
Budget Analysis (PDF) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog