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).
Adding New Equipment To An Existing Licence
  1. The licence must be amended prior to installation of the equipment. This is done by a Change Request on the Authorisation Module of EDEN. The ORM generally require 1 months notice of such a change.
  2. Advise your Radiation Protection Adviser of your plan to install a new X-ray unit or acquire a source. The RPA shall review the design and layout of the proposed facility and provide a risk assessment which must be uploaded on EDEN as part of the change request.
  3. Provided that all documentation is in order, an amended licence will be issued authorizing the practice to take custody of the new x-ray unit or source. Details of the proposed equipment will be added to schedule 2, with a licensing restriction specifying “for commissioning only”. It should be noted that this restricts use of the X-ray unit to commissioning & testing by the installer and the RPA. When this amended licence has been received, make arrangements with the supplier to have the equipment delivered, and with the RPA to have it commissioned (or for Industrial installations, ensure that the supplier provides an Installation/Commissioning Report.
  4. The RPA or supplier Commissioning Report reports must be uploaded on EDEN, requesting that the licensing restriction “for commissioning purposes only” be removed. Assuming that the commissioning report indicates that performance and safety of the equipment/installation is satisfactory, the ORM will issue an updated schedule 2 with the licensing restriction removed.
  5. The equipment is now licensed for use. X-Spect Limited will perform a post-installation Compliance & Quality Audit as part of the RPA service.