[ RadSafe ] X-ray tubes available illegally

Bradt, Clayton (HEALTH) clayton.bradt at health.ny.gov
Tue Sep 8 12:33:57 CDT 2015

Boyd H. Rose wrote:

"It is not hard to obtain x-ray tubes at all; search Ebay for "x-ray" tube.

If searched over a sufficient period of time (e.g. a few weeks to months) one can likely find a tube and possibly an operational system that is suitable to their need or intent.  There are pretty big gaps in the U.S. regulations / enforcement with respect to controlling selling or acquiring such items.  Only persons who are aware of the regulations and are willing and want to abide by the regulations will do so;  those who are not will either unwittingly (due to ignorance of the applicable regulations) or intentionally (e.g. due to unlawful intent or disregard for law otherwise) not abide by the regulations."
Does anyone from CRCPD wish to comment upon this assertion? Is there in fact an active black market in unregistered x-ray tubes in the U.S.?

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

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