X-Ray Equipment

Good Medical Practice – It’s What We’re All About

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The College ensures the safe delivery of radiation health services in Alberta by ensuring all radiation equipment has been verified and meets legislative requirements.. We register and re-certify equipment, keep a database of registered equipment and follow up on equipment safety concerns when necessary. 

Before designated radiation equipment can be used, a registration certificate must be issued by the College. Learn more about obtaining a radiation equipment registration certificate. 

 

RESOURCES FOR ACCREDITED FACILITIES


Register new equipment

Before you install new equipment and apply for registration or submit a Mammography Room Shielding Form, review the registration instructions.

Re-certify existing equipment

Apply for re-certification before your equipment certificate expires. Review the re-certification instructions and submit any necessary documentation.

ARPA contacts

Does your equipment comply with the Radiation Protection Act? Contact an Authorized Radiation Protection Agency (ARPA) every time you register or re-certify equipment.

Contact an ARPA

Equipment re-testing schedule

Want to know when your next equipment test is? Check out the testing rotation schedule.

Equipment re-testing schedule

Equipment owner checklist

Keep this checklist handy so you're aware of your responsibilities as an owner of x-ray equipment.

Owner Responsibilities

TELL US ABOUT CHANGES TO YOUR EQUIPMENT &/OR FACILITY

  • Are you modifying your X-ray or mammography equipment or facility?
    Fill out and submit Section A of the Notification of Change form before you do. For mammography equipment, you must also submit a Mammography Room Shielding Form. If your modification alters the power of the unit, submit a report from an ARPA or Medical Physicist.
  • Are you relocating your X-ray or mammography equipment within your facility?
    Fill out and submit Section B of the Notification of Change form before you do. For mammography equipment, you must also submit a Mammography Room Shielding Form. If your modification alters the power of the unit, submit a report from an ARPA or Medical Physicist.
  • Are you moving your X-ray or mammography equipment to a new facility?
    Fill out and submit a Notification of Change and Registration Application Form before you do. For mammography equipment, you must also submit a Mammography Room Shielding Form. If you plan to alter the power of the unit, submit a report from an ARPA or Medical Physicist.
  • Has your CAR-MAP status changed?
    To maintain CPSA accreditation and ensure patient safety, all facilities offering mammography services must be accredited and certified by the Canadian Association of Radiologists Mammography Accreditation Program (CAR-MAP). If your status has changed, email us right away.

X-ray Equipment Fees

General Fees (for facilities registering for the first time)

Registration fee$111 + GST

Annual Fees (all facilities must pay annually)

Annual fee$111 + GST

FAQ

Medical imaging facilities, podiatry offices, the Office of the Medical Examiner, and both Alberta technical Colleges register their equipment with the College.


QUESTIONS?

Accreditation and Radiation Equipment Analyst
780-969-4998 or 1-800-561-3899 ext. 4998 (in Canada)

diagnostic.imaging@cpsa.ab.ca