Why does my x-ray equipment require Compliance Testing?

Many industries, including medical, dental, and veterinary surgeries utilise x-ray imaging technology, as a means of noninvasively and painlessly diagnosing disease, assisting medical and surgical treatment planning, and in the evaluation of oral health. X-ray technology has improved significantly over the years, to optimize image quality and minimize the ionizing radiation dose to the patient.



It's impossible to imagine our health care system or planning patient care procedures, without the help of radiography.
It's impossible to imagine our health care system or the planning of patient care procedures, without the help of radiography. Image: Shutterstock

Compliance Testing in New South Wales

Compliance testing of all x-ray equipment is required in NSW and regulated by the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).


This is to ensure that the patient, medical and non-medical staff, as well as the public are protected and not at risk of being exposed (or overexposed) to the harmful effects of ionizing radiation.


A faulty or poor performing apparatus can cause an unnecessary increase in dose to the patient or bystanders. Hence, it is vital to ensure that your equipment adheres to regulatory standards.


Makenzie Harris, Gamma Tech founder and Consulting Radiation Expert, with a compliant OPG unit.
Makenzie Harris, Gamma Tech founder and Consulting Radiation Expert, with a compliant OPG unit. Image: Gamma Tech

The simplest way to ensure your x-ray equipment remains compliant and safe for use, is taking advantage of Gamma Tech's Compliance Calendar.

If you have questions concerning radiation safety, or would like to learn more about your obligations, contact us today.


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