Ensuring the safety of Imaging Equipment
Diagnostic imaging machines providing services such as MRI, Ultrasound and CT scans are inspected by accredited inspection bodies to ensure safe, high quality care with reliable outcomes that patients can trust.
In South Africa the Directorate: Radiation Control of the Department of Health is responsible for enforcing the Hazardous Substances Act, 1973 (Act 15 of 1973) applicable to hazardous substances, as well as the regulations published under this act. There are currently 7887 licenced dental x-ray units and 5606 licenced general diagnostic X-ray units in South Africa.
it is a regulatory requirement that users of diagnostic x-ray equipment, for example medical and dental facilities, must ensure that a series of Quality Control (QC) tests are done on all diagnostic X-ray units and processors. Those carrying out the testing must be accredited by the South African accreditation body (SANAS).
Further information is available on the Department of Health website.