COMPLIANCE TESTING – DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY EQUIPMENT

All diagnostic x-ray equipment used for medical, chiropractic and dental imaging must be tested in accordance with the Radiological Council Diagnostic X-ray Equipment Compliance Testing Program. This is detailed in the Program Requirements [PDF 451 kb].

It is an offence to use x-ray equipment for human diagnosis unless it has either —

  • a current Certificate of Compliance;
  • a current Certificate of Conditional Compliance;
  • a current Certificate of Provisional Compliance;
  • an exemption from compliance granted by the Council; or
  • a notice of non-compliance (for the period specified on the notice).

The required frequency of compliance testing of x-ray equipment is dependant on the type of equipment as shown below —

Equipment Type

Compliance Period

Mammographic

12 months

C-arm or U-arm fluoroscopy

12 months

Cone beam CT

12 months

Other fluoroscopy

24 months

Radiographic

24 months

CT

24 months

Dental

36 months

 

Licence Requirements

All compliance tests must be performed by a licensed compliance tester or by persons under the direction and immediate personal supervision of a licensee. Immediate personal supervision requires the licensee to be present and directly observing the person concerned. A number of licence holders also offer their services as consultant compliance testers.

In order to obtain a licence for compliance testing of diagnostic x-ray equipment, you must —

  • have a relevant technical qualification at the certificate or advanced certificate level or equivalent experience in a medical radiation field;
  • pass the Radiological Council examinations; and
  • undertake a practical assessment supervised by a qualified expert (QE) for each class of equipment you wish to be licensed to test – the QE must provide Council with a written report attesting to the applicant's practical abilities.

To apply for a licence, you will need to complete and submit a licence application form [PDF 26 kb].

 

Further Information

 

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Page last revised: 19 March 2019