X-Ray Regulations

A copy of the regulations in Word format is provided with the following link: 12VAC5-481

A copy of the new Part VI can be found using the following link: 2015-8-27 Part VI Revision

Therapeutic Radiation Machine Regulations Updated: 12VAC5-481-3380 through 3450 became effective on June 5, 2016.  Virginia’s Radiation Protection Regulations, Part XV, Therapeutic Radiation Machines have been updated to include a section on Electronic Brachytherapy.  These changes may be viewed by clicking the following link: 12VAC5-481 Section XV June 5, 2016

Each licensee is not subject to all parts of 12VAC5-481. The following table deliniates which parts of 12VAC5-481 are applicable to your program:

Registrant Type PARTS
Diagnostic I, II, IV, VI, X
Veterinary I, II, IV, VI, X,
Bone Density I, II, IV, VI, X
Therapy I, II, IV, IX, X, XV
Analytical I, II, IV, VIII, X
Cabinet I, II, IV, V, VIII, IX, X
Industrial I, II, IV, V, IX, X


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