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).
What Other Regulations Are There In Relation To Patient Safety? The Medical council have published position papers on dose constraints for helpers and research exposures. These, along with a number of other relevant Medical Council publications are listed on the MERU website. The Dental Council also have a document on dose constraints. This and other relevant Dental Council publications can be found on the Dental Council website.

In the case of occupational health exposures, under article 9 of S.I. 478, pre-employment x-rays are not permitted, unless they have been approved by the Health & Safety Authority. In general, all prescriptions for radiological examinations must be clinically indicated following an examination of the patient. Exposures on medico-legal grounds (article 8) may be performed only on foot of a written direction from the courts, and health screening programmes (article 7.6) may only be undertaken with the prior consent of the Minister for Health & Children.