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X-Ray Equipment

Radiation generating devices that are used for medical purposes produce the greatest man-made source of radiation exposure to the public. As a result, the Florida Department of Health began inspecting radiation machines as early as 1958. It is a regulatory requirement that all ionizing radiation machines (X-ray) in the state of Florida be registered with the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control and on-site inspections conducted.

The Florida Department of Health, Radiation Machine Program seeks to reduce exposure to workers and the public from machines that emit radiation for medical, scientific, educational, and industrial purposes.

The program achieves this by:

  • Halting unauthorized uses and users,
  • Preventing accidental or unintended exposures,
  • Ceasing ineffective or inappropriate uses of radiation, and
  • Decreasing the amount of exposure needed to accomplish a task

For more information on ionizing radiation machines, visit:

http://www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/radiation-control/ion/index.html

Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, Radiation Machine Program


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register my new or current X-ray device with the Department of Health? This can be done by completing a DH Form 1107 . UCF EHS can send this form into the FDOH BRC for you. Contact Kasey Creel at Kasey.Creel@ucf.edu or at 407-823-4173 for more information.

How do I develop a Radiation Protection Program (RPP) for my X-ray device? For the development of a Radiation Protection Program for your X-Ray device, contact Kasey Creel at Kasey.Creel@ucf.edu or 407-823-4173. EHS can assist with development and provide templates depending on your machine’s classification.

How do I become a part of the personnel monitoring program for occupational exposure at UCF? In order to request a personnel monitoring badge, fill out a Badge Request Form (RC-2) and send it to Kasey.Creel@ucf.edu or fax to 407-823-1219.


Useful Links:

Control of Radiation Hazard Regulations, Chapter 64E-5 Florida Administrative Code

The 2014 Florida Statutes, (Chapter 404, FS)

Department of Health X-Ray Forms and Documents

 

 

 

 

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