What you need to know
Many medical RPDs require lead shielding in the walls of the room where they are located. There may also be requirements for the operator station. Please contact Radiation Safety early in the process of facility design to ensure regulatory requirements are addressed for the specific type of RPD being installed.
Each RPD must be registered with EH&S prior to its use. This includes devices on loan from a manufacturer or another institution.
During the registration process, a Health Physicist will determine if the device needs to be surveyed regularly. In general, RPDs must be surveyed at least once a year and more often, if changes made to the device (e.g. disassembly, removal or modification to X-ray tube).
You must notify EH&S Radiation Safety before you purchase any RPD.
Due to potential hazards, liability and regulatory requirements, RPDs should not be abandoned, disposed as regular waste or sold to the public through UW Surplus. An RPD can be transferred to another institution if approved by a Radiation Safety Officer.
If you are getting rid of an RPD, please contact us to initiate proper sales, transfer or disposal of X-ray equipment. Refer to the Preparing Radiation Items for Surplus guidance for more information.