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Managing radiation in NSW

Types of accreditation

The EPA currently issues accreditations for consulting radiation experts (CREs) to assess:

  • Diagnostic imaging apparatus (x-ray)
  • Fixed radiation gauges

Individuals who are appropriately qualified can apply to become a CRE in one or all of the categories listed below.

Diagnostic imaging apparatus

Diagnostic imaging apparatus (DIA) includes the following categories: dental, mammography radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, bone mineral densitometry, veterinary and chiropractic.

A CRE may be accredited to assess ionising radiation apparatus and verify mandatory requirements in accordance with the requirements of Radiation Guideline 6: Requirements and industry best practice for ionising radiation apparatus used in diagnostic imaging in the following categories:

DIA for dental only - includes intra-oral, panoramic x-ray, cephalometry and dental CT (RAD)

DIA for mammography only (RCM)

DIA excluding mammography and dental (RAR)

  • radiography
  • fluoroscopy
  • computed tomography
  • bone mineral densitometry
  • veterinary and chiropractic

DIA excluding mammography (RCR)

  • dental - intra-oral, panoramic x-ray, cephalometry and dental CT
  • radiography 
  • fluoroscopy
  • computed tomography
  • bone mineral densitometry
  • veterinary and chiropractic

Fixed radiation gauges

A CRE may be accredited to assess radiation gauges installed in fixed positions (fixed radiation gauges) for the purpose of certifying compliance in accordance with Radiation Guideline 3: Recommendations for minimum standards and safety requirements for fixed radiation gauges.

Page last updated: 27 September 2013