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X-Ray Generating Devices

Radiation generating devices that are used for medical purposes produce the greatest man-made source of radiation exposure to the public. As a result, the Florida Department of Health began inspecting radiation machines as early as 1958. It is a regulatory requirement that all ionizing radiation machines (X-ray) in the state of Florida be registered with the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control and on-site inspections be conducted.

The Florida Department of Health, Radiation Machine Program seeks to reduce exposure to workers and the public from machines that emit radiation for medical, scientific, educational, and industrial purposes.

The program achieves this by:

  • Halting unauthorized uses and users,
  • Preventing accidental or unintended exposures,
  • Ceasing ineffective or inappropriate uses of radiation, and
  • Decreasing the amount of exposure needed to accomplish a task

For more information on ionizing radiation machines, visit:

Ionizing Radiation Machines (X-ray)

Source: Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control, Radiation Machine Program

For information regarding registering a new X-ray device, personnel monitoring badges for occupational exposure, and developing a Radiation Protection Program (RPP) for your x-ray device, contact the Radiation Safety Officer.

Note: X-ray producing devices must be registered with the State of Florida - Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control. 

Note 2: X-ray producing devices must be on Environmental Health & Safety inventory for periodic inspections.

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