X-Spect Medical Physics Services
We provide Medical Physics services for Irish Dental & GP practices, Private Hospitals, Veterinary Practices, Educational Establishments, and Industrial users of Ionising Radiation Sources. All work is supervised by a registered Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA).
Licence Conditions The following are typical of the conditions specified in schedule 1 of the licence.
  • The licensee shall prepare Radiation Safety Procedures which shall be updated at least once during the period of validity of the licence.

  • The licensee shall appoint a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) and a Radiation Protection Officer (RPO). The RPO must have evidence of competence in Radiation Protection (X-Spect Limited can provide RPO Training as part of the service).

  • Prior to acquiring a licensable item, the licensee shall carry out an assessment of the risks of exposure to workers or the general public, for the purposes of identifying the appropriate protection measures.

  • Any changes to licensed facilities (new x-ray equipment, relocation of equipment, changes to room construction, etc.) must be approved by the RPA, and all new x-ray equipment must be commissioned by the RPA prior to clinical use. In the case of Industrial Equipment, the supplier must provide a Commissioning/Installation Report prior to use.

  • The licensee must notify the local Fire Officer of the location and nature of all radioactive Sources.

  • The licensee shall notify the ORM of the loss or theft of any licensed items, or of any incident or accident involving a licensed item.

  • In medical/Dental Practices, a sign shall be displayed advising female patients to declare their known or suspected pregnancy.

  • A copy of the licence shall be publicly displayed.

  • All licensed equipment shall be subject to routine maintenance in accordance with manufacturers instructions, and appropriate quality assurance testing as recommended by the RPA.

  • If licensed equipment is sold, the licensee shall ensure that the purchaser is aware of the requirement to acquire a licence from the ORM. Where it is disposed of, the licensee muse ensure that it is rendered incapable of producing ionising radiation, and disposed of in accordance with EPA Guidelines and WEEE Regulations.

  • Records shall be kept of all acquisitions, dose monitoring (where applicable), disposals, incidents, faults, and other examinations involving the licensed items. These records must be available for inspection.

  • The licensee must provide radiation dosimetry for all Exposed Workers as identified in the RPA Risk Assessment. A list of Approved Dosimetry Services can be found on the EPA website.