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Date: 20 September 2017

Time: 03:15

X-ray equipment performance surveys

RRPPS can provide equipment performance surveys for a wide range of X-ray equipment, including:

  • general radiography units (including digital)
  • mobile X-ray units, both radiographic and fluoroscopic
  • fluoroscopy units (including digital fluorography)
  • bone mineral densitometry units
  • mammography units (including digital)
  • computed tomography
  • dental X-ray units:
    • Intra-oral
    • OPG
    • Cephalometry
    • Cone Beam CT
  • Veterinary X-ray units

The test methods used are based on current guidelines, where available, including level B tests from IPEM Report 91, "Recommended Standards for the Routine Performance Testing of Diagnostic X-ray Imaging Systems", tests from IPEM Report 89, "The Commissioning and Routine Testing of Mammographic X-ray Systems" and NHSBSP Equipment Report 0604 (v3), “Commissioning and Routine Testing of Full Field Digital Mammography Systems”. All the protocols used are documented in the RRPPS Quality System and periodically reviewed.

The services provided include critical examinations, commissioning and routine performance testing. Further services include advising on specifications for equipment, radiographer QA and protection issues such as room design and measurement of protection offered for new builds.

For further information, please contact:

Elizabeth Larkin
RRPPS
63 Melchett Road
Kings Norton Business Centre
Birmingham
B30 3HP
Email: Elizabeth.Larkin@uhb.nhs.uk
Telephone: 0121 371 7000

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