Types of accreditation
The EPA currently issues accreditations for consulting radiation experts (CREs) to assess:
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)
DIA excluding mammography (RCR)
dental - intra-oral, panoramic x-ray, cephalometry and dental CT
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