The role of an approved tester is to conduct tests on prescribed radiation sources to determine whether the prescribed radiation sources meet the relevant Radiation Safety Standard and issue certificates of compliance if the prescribed radiation sources meet the relevant Radiation Safety Standard.
Compliance Testing is available for: General X-ray units, CT Scanners, Angiography units, Fluoroscopy units, C-arms, O-arms, mini C-arms and DR Mammography Units
RADIATION SAFETY TESTING
Not all units are prescribed radiation sources. However, regular testing is considered best practice. Radiation Safety Testing allows you to know that your unit is working as it should and can assist with accreditation programs.
Radiation Safety Testing is available for: intra-oral dental units, OPG and cephalometric units, Nuclear Medicine and PET units.
(Be aware that compliance requirements may vary between regulatory jurisdictions)
ACCEPTANCE TESTING AND COMMISSIONING
Following a new installation, acceptance testing and commissioning is recommended.This goes above and beyond the standard radiation safety and compliance tests.
Acceptance testing and commissioning are generally extensive and are aimed primarily at ensuring that the equipment is correctly set up for clinical use. Performance baselines for future routine testing are also established during commissioning tests.
Acceptance Testing and Commissioning is available for all units.
The Mammography Quality Assurance Program (MQAP) provides quality assurance assessment for mammography sites.
MQAP Equipment Assessments are available for DR mammography units by one of our ACPSEM certified physicists.
Our medical physicists can also complete a broader range of medical physics tests.
These include: scattered radiation dose, CTDIvol, CT number linearity, CT number energy dependency and low contrast resolution plus many more.