[ RadSafe ] Can any one send me that US policy on using x-ray

Bradt, Clayton (HEALTH) clayton.bradt at health.ny.gov
Tue Aug 18 12:40:43 CDT 2015

The regulation of the use of X-ray equipment in the US is done by the individual states.  Every state has its own regulations although they are all  very similar to each other since they tend to follow the Suggested State Regulations of the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD).  In New York no radiation can be applied to humans without a physician's (or dentist's) order and must be performed by a qualified technologist. (This is the gist of it, anyway.)  So absent a valid medical reason, no one is supposed to be x-rayed. Determining age does not necessarily sound like a valid medical reason, but I suppose a physician might consider it to be under certain circumstances.  I believe that this is essentially the same in every state in the US.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

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