Category: Radiation Control

Radiation Control Related Resources

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD) Formed in l968, the major purpose of its establishment was to serve as a common forum for state radiation control programs in the United States to communicate with each other. A secondary purpose was to serve as a forum for the state radiation control programs to communicate …

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Frequently Asked Questions from the Legislative Audit:
Division of Radiation Control Performance Audit

How often does the DRC conduct onsite inspections at EnergySolutions? Could it do more? DRC conducts unannounced inspections onsite almost daily. Shipments are received at the site Monday through Friday. DRC currently inspects between 2,000-3,000 shipments of the 5,000 to 7,000 shipments received annually. The Division agrees that additional oversight measures could enhance its compliance …

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Performance Audit:
Division of Radiation Control

The Legislative Auditor General’s Office released a Performance Audit (4 MB) on September 11, 2012, expressing concerns about the Division of Radiation Control’s (DRC) implementation of its low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) oversight program.

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Negative Ion Technology:
Consumer Products and Radiation

The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control (DWMRC) is committed to protecting public health and the environment by ensuring that human exposures to radiation are kept to levels that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). The goal of radiation protection is to prevent or minimize exposures that provide no benefit.

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Consumer Products and Radiation

Many consumer items contain radiation, either as a function of their operation or as a naturally occurring material that’s included as part of the product.

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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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Utah Chiropractic Radiograph:
X-Ray Guidance

Entrance Skin Exposures The desired state for the use of radiation in chiropractic offices is to obtain necessary diagnostic information with minimal exposure to the patient, office personnel and the general public. The Utah Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control has determined that patient exposure levels for radiographs throughout the state can vary tremendously …

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Reducing Your Patient’s Exposure:
X-Ray Guidance

A wide range of patient exposure occurs in diagnostic radiology. For example, the entrance skin exposure (ESE) for an x-ray of a hand is only a few mR; however, ESE’s in fluoroscopy may be several thousand mR. This wide range of exposures is expected and hardly surprising. What is surprising is that even for the …

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