What does the compliance testing process include?

The Radiation Control Act 1990 states that all ionising radiation apparatuses must be assessed by a Consulting Radiation Expert (CRE) for compliance with the applicable regulatory protocols.


Radiation compliance in New South Wales

In New South Wales, the CRE must be accredited by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the radiographic equipment is tested against the requirements as set out in Radiation Standard 6.

The compliance testing process

The testing procedure is performed using state of the art QA testing and dosimetry equipment to assess and calculate radiation parameters, such as the radiation exposure, kVp and mA accuracy, time linearity, tubehead leakage and other pertinent testing criteria.


The compliance testing procedure is performed using state of the art QA testing and dosimetry equipment.
The compliance testing procedure is performed using state of the art QA testing and dosimetry equipment. Image: Gamma Tech

Compliance certificate and technical report

After a successful assessment, the CRE issues a certificate of compliance, verifying that the tested apparatus met the minimum requirements for compliance, as legislated by Radiation Standard 6.


The CRE also provides a technical report outlining all applicable technical data and notifies the appropriate statutory authorities. All records must be kept as part of the approved QA program to demonstrate compliance with safety standards and to be presented in the event of an audit by the relevant Radiation Health Authority.


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