Stan Orchel, Jr., Program Supervisor
general number: (804) 864-8170
fax number: (804) 864-8175
"To protect the public and occupational workers against unnecessary radiation exposure from X-ray producing machines."
December 20, 2013: We have implemented a credit card payment system for the X-ray Program. Registrants may pay their registration and inspection fee payments using this system. The page may be found at: Credit Card Payment Site. The system will ask for your facility ID number. The data entry field is looking for 5 characters so please include zeros (0) before your ID number to ensure there are 5 characters entered. If you have any questions please contact us at 804-864-8150.
The X-Ray Registration, Inspection and Certification Program exists to assure quality radiographs with a safe x-ray facility environment for both the people of Virginia and the operators of the equipment. The X-ray Program registers approximately 17,000 radiation-producing machines (such as x-ray machines); sets performance criteria for them; and authorizes non-department qualified private inspectors to perform the evaluations and non-department service companies to install and repair the machines. We also maintain a September 2014 Private Inspectors list.
Machines must be inspected within the established frequency of either 1 or 3 years, based on the type of use. Any x-ray machine that is determined to be unsafe for human use is restricted from use until the x-ray machine is repaired by a service company, and re-inspected by a Virginia Radiological Health Specialist , or permanently removed from service. These regional radiological health specialists audit and monitor private sector inspections and perform compliance inspections of x-ray facilities.
The X-ray Protection Program works very closely with the US Fo