Offering Diagnostic Imaging Services
If you are opening a facility that has an x-ray machine and/or Class 3b or 4 laser, your equipment must be inspected and certified before being used.
You are required to register the equipment with the ABVMA by completing the Application for the Registration of X-Ray Equipment, and must have it inspected by an Authorized Radiation Protection Agency (ARPA). The Application for the Registration of X-Ray Equipment will be available to you once you have submitted Part One of the New Practice Application. You will receive log in information to access the veterinary practice entity portal, where the electronic application is located. Once the ABVMA office has received the Application for the Registration of X-Ray Equipment and the radiation inspection report, the office will mail the practice a Certificate of Registration to be displayed in your practice.
As per the ABVMA Radiation Protection Program, all radiation workers will have dosimetry badges and be monitored as required by the Government of Alberta RPA Regulation , Section 4. All radiation workers employed at multiple locations must be provided a dosimetry badge by their employer for each work location.
To order dosimetry badges, please contact an Authorized Dosimetry Service Provider.
For more information, please review the ABVMA Radiation Protection Program Manual.
Download the ABVMA Radiation Protection Program.