X-ray Compliance


X-ray Compliance - General Public

    The X-ray compliance program for the State of Kansas is located in the Bureau of Air and Radiation, Radiation and Asbestos Control Section. X-rays generated by machines are used in medical, dental, veterinary, industrial and other fields. X-ray is a valuable diagnostic tool used to give physicians dentist, and veterinarians more complete information to help them to make their diagnosis. Machine generated radiation is also used to treat certain types of illnesses such as cancer. In industry, many process controls use machine generated radiation or x-rays to determine things like the level of product in a container on an assembly line to how tightly a product is packed. These types of industrial uses ensure that quality products reach the marketplace.

    Machine generated radiation in the form of X-rays are authorized and regulated under Kansas Statutes and Regulations. Protection of workers and the public from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation is addressed in the regulations. If you have questions about the X-ray program, please contact us. The supervisor of the X-ray compliance program is Scott Bangert. He can be reached at 785-296-1689. For additional program contacts and e-mail addresses, please see the Contact Us tab on the left hand side of this page.

X-ray Compliance - Regulated Community

    The X-ray compliance program for the State of Kansas is located in the Bureau of Air and Radiation, Radiation and Asbestos Control Section. Machine generated radiation in the form of X-rays are authorized and regulated under Kansas Statutes and Regulations. Applications such as accelerators, research, production and isotopes, sterilization and therapy are also regulated. Protection of workers and the public from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation is addressed in the regulations. X-rays machines and the X-ray tubes must be registered with the State and annual fees must be paid by the registrant. Links to the forms needed to comply with the registration requirement are located on this page. There are specific requirements in the regulations for safety, radiation monitoring, proper machine operation and many more topics. A link to the regulations can also be found below. Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducts periodic inspections of facilities operating X-ray machines to ensure compliance with the regulations.

    Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspectors perform contract inspections for the Food and Drug Administration under the Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA). The MQSA program helps to ensure that patients receive quality mammograms for the early detection of breast cancer.

    The supervisor of the X-ray compliance program is Scott Bangert. He can be reached at 785-296-1689. For additional program contacts and e-mail addresses, please see the Contact Us tab on the left hand side of this page.

    Regulatory Reference: Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A Chapter 48, Article 16), Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R. 28-35-133 to 28-35-505)