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The Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018

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Equipment installed on or after 6th February 2018

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16.—(1) This regulation only applies in respect of—

(a)equipment installed on or after 6th February 2018; and

(b)an employer who has control of any such equipment.

(2) Equipment used for external beam radiotherapy with a nominal beam exceeding 1MeV must have a device, or other feature, the purpose of which is, to verify key treatment parameters.

(3) Equipment used for interventional radiology must have a device or other feature capable of informing any person involved in the conduct of an exposure of the amount of radiation produced by the equipment during such an exposure.

(4) Equipment used for planning, guiding and verification purposes, must have a device or other feature capable of informing the practitioner, at the end of an exposure, of relevant parameters for assessing the dose.

(5) Equipment used for interventional radiology and computed tomography must have the capacity to transfer, to the record of a person’s exposure, information relating to relevant parameters for assessing the dose.

(6) Insofar as not already provided in this regulation, any equipment producing ionising radiation must—

(a)have a device, or other feature, capable of informing the practitioner of relevant parameters for assessing the patient dose; and

(b)where appropriate, have the capacity to transfer this information to the record of a person’s exposure.

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