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How to Become a Radiology Tech in Ohio - OH

In Ohio, a radiology tech is oftentimes referred to as an Xray technician or a General X Ray Machine Operator (GXMO). Below are the licensing requirements as indicated by the Ohio State Department of Health on how to become a radiology tech in Ohio.


  1. All applicants must complete a ‘GXMO didactic educational program’ accredited by the Ohio Department of Health, or be actively enrolled in a radiology tech training program at an accredited institution.
  2. Once completed, each applicant must then sit for the state GXMO examination. This registration and passing score of this exam must then be submitted to the Cleveland Clinic.
  3. The third step, required only in Ohio, involves the completion of at least one Department of Health accredited GXMO clinical educational program.

Ohio Radiology Tech Associations:

Ohio Society of Radiologic Technicians The OSRT was created to advocate for radiology techs and related professionals through research, education, the advancement of radiologic technology.

Ohio Department of Health:

The ODH Department of Radiologic Technology is the issuing body of all radiologic licenses for Radiographers, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Radiation Therapists and General X-ray Machine Operators (GXMO) in the state. The program includes over 16,000 operators and 48 educational and continuing education facilities.

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