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X-ray Equipment Registration

X-ray Registration registers, maintains records and tracks radiation-generating equipment in Ohio. Handlers of radiation-generating equipment are required to be registered with the Ohio Department of Health. A handler means a facility that receives, possesses, uses, stores, transfers, installs, services or disposes of sources of radiation, unless possession is solely for the purpose of transportation.

X-ray Registration has approximately 33,000 X-ray tubes registered. The majority of registered radiation-generating equipment consists of dental, radiographic, fluoroscopic, therapeutic, computerized tomography, mammography and various types of non-medical units used for industrial applications.

For information regarding registration status or registration renewals, call (614) 995-4727.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
X-ray Registration 3rd floor
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 995-4727
Fax: (614) 644-8526

E-mail: xrayreg@odh.ohio.gov

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X-ray Equipment Inspection

X-ray Inspection is responsible for the inspection of facilities that handle radiation-generating equipment which includes the X-ray equipment and its shielding and surroundings. 

Health physicist inspectors travel throughout Ohio performing inspections on approximately 7,300 X-ray machines at 3,300 facilities annually.   These inspections include compliance testing such as exposure reproducibility, kVp accuracy, timer accuracy, half-value layer determination and the evaluation of radiation safety for the patient, operator, and ancillary personnel.

Inspection frequencies are performed according to the type and use of radiation-generating equipment.

To request an inspection of your radiation-generating equipment or to file a complaint regarding radiation safety issues that involve radiation-generating equipment, call (614) 644-2727.

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
X-ray Inspection 7th floor
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 644-2727
Fax: (614) 466-0381

E-mail: Bradiation@odh.ohio.gov  

Last Updated: 9/25/15