Radiation Certification of Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus (NSW)

Jan 14, 2002Article, Other

Title Radiation Certification of Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus (NSW)
Author Bryan Hall
AAMS Webmaster
Publication Status 1
Published: January 2002
Review Status NR
Copyright This information is offered without copyright provided that the source is acknowledged.

“The object of the (New South Wales Radiation Control Act 1990) Act is to secure the protection of persons and the environment from exposure to ionising radiation, and harmful non-ionising radiation, to the maximum extent that is reasonably practicable, taking into account social and economic factors and recognising the need for the use of radiation for therapeutic purposes.” (http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/rca1990193/s3.html – 2 Jan 2002)

In NSW all diagnostic imaging (x-ray) apparatus used for medical, dental and veterinary purposes, are required to be registered. In NSW a licence is required to:

  • use diagnostic imaging apparatus,
  • possess diagnostic imaging apparatus,
  • sell diagnostic imaging apparatus,
  • buy diagnostic imaging apparatus.

Registered x-ray imaging apparatus must be periodically inspected to ensure that safety and performance meet the mandatory requirements.

In NSW the Radiation Control Section of the NSW EPA administers the Radiation Control Act and provides administrative support to the Radiation Advisory Council. The Radiation Control Section of the NSW EPA has various responsibilities including:

  • Licensing of persons to use radioactive substances and ionising radiation apparatus and to sell radioactive substances and ionising radiation apparatus
  • Registration of apparatus – fixed radiation gauges and diagnostic imaging apparatus
  • Enforcement & Investigation of radiation incidents
  • Maintenance of a 24-hour emergency response service
  • Policy development

The NSW EPA have prepared comprehensive information to help answer common questions relating to registration and certification of your apparatus. The EPA’s helpful information covers the topic areas of:

  • Initial registration
    • Summary of requirements
    • How to register your apparatus
    • Relevant dates
    • Conditions of registration
    • Relocated apparatus
    • Unused apparatus
    • Application and notification forms
    • Ownership of radiation apparatus
  • Expert Inspection
  • Compliance Certification
  • Registration Renewal
  • Transferring a registration
  • Surrender of registration
  • Disposal

Related Links

NSW Environment Protection Authority

NSW Environment Protection Authority Radiation control

Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)


United States EPA

US EPA Radiation Protection Programs

  • WIPP: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Program
  • Technology Assessment
  • Emergency Response
  • Risk Assessment
  • Federal Guidance
  • Mixed Waste
  • Air Standards
  • Site Clean Up
  • Clean Metals
  • TENORM: Technologically-Enhanced Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials