Category: Waste Management and Radiation Control

Radiation Control Program

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to safeguard and improve Utah’s air, land and water through balanced regulation. The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control assists in achieving this mission through various programs. The Radiation Control Program is divided into three program areas: Low Level Radioactive Waste Uranium Mills and Radioactive …

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X-Ray Program

Medical x-rays account for the majority of the average citizen’s exposure to man made radiation. Although most scientists believe there is a health risk from low levels of exposure to x-rays, the risk is generally considered to be small when compared with the benefits. Even though the risk is small, exposures should still be maintained …

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X-Ray Dose Comparisons:
X-Ray Program

Among experts there is no universal agreement on whether there is a risk associated with the small amounts of radiation exposure received from medical x-rays and if there is a risk what is the likelihood (probability) of harmful effects arising at some future date. Different methods have been formulated in an attempt to estimate risk. …

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Forms:
X-Ray Program

X-Ray Machine Registration Form (168.8 KB) Notice to Employees (198.86 KB) Qualified Experts Forms and Instructions Inspection Form (140.28 KB) Inspection Instructions (71.24 KB) Registration Form (25.12 KB) Registered Qualified Experts (21.97 KB) Recertification Form (141.77 KB) Mammography Physicists Application Form (131.77 KB) Mammography Imaging Medical Physicists (8.06 KB) Recertification Form (99.53 KB) Other Forms …

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Inspections, Registrations, and Fees:
X-Ray Program

All x-ray tubes in the State must be registered every year with the Division, if they are attached to a control unit. Registration forms are sent to all registrants on file each year. Even x-ray units in storage must be registered if they are not in a retail sales facility. Additionally, the rules require the …

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X-Ray Guidance:
X-Ray Program

Equipment Evaluation Guidance The following Equipment Evaluation Guidelines are provided in PDF format. Angiography and Cardiology Cath Lab Fluoroscopic Computed Tomography Dental General Purpose Mobile C-Arm Fluoroscopic Under Table Fluoroscopic Nationwide Evaluation of X-ray Trends In 1973 the Nationwide Evaluation of X-ray Trends (NEXT) program was established to estimate the radiation exposure from specific diagnostic …

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