Dental X-Ray Compliance

Western Australia

Radiation compliance testing of dental x-ray units to the requirements of the WA Radiological Council and Radiation Safety Act.

X-Ray Compliance

All x-ray units used in dentistry within Western Australia must periodically undergo compliance testing in accordance with WA radiation safety regulations. Compliance testing is a legal requirement and ensures that your patients and colleagues are protected from unnecessary exposure to ionising radiation.

Is your dental clinic’s x-ray unit due for compliance testing? Or have you purchased a new x-ray imaging system? Our experienced and qualified staff are ready to compliance test and certify your radiographic equipment.

About Us

Precision Radiation Services is a Western Australian business that specialises in compliance testing of dental x-ray units. Our qualified Medical Physicists are fully licensed to test and certify all types of dental radiography machines including intraoral, OPG, cephalometric, and CBCT x-ray units.

Our mission is to provide a convenient, affordable and professional compliance testing service to our clients in Western Australia.


Compliance Test Services and Pricing

We offer fixed and transparent pricing for compliance testing within the Perth Metropolitan and Peel regions. For regional areas, please contact us for a quote.

Intraoral dental x-ray unit

Intraoral

Compliance test and certification for all types of intraoral units including conventional, portable or hand-held systems.

$225 + GST per unit

Current Offer: 15% off total price when booking 2 or more units of any type.

OPG

Compliance test and certification for all types of extraoral, OPG, panoramic and/or cephalometric systems.

$270 + GST per unit

Current Offer: 15% off total price when booking 2 or more units of any type.

OPG panoramic cephalometric dental x-ray unit

CBCT

Compliance test and certification for imaging units with 3D cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) capabilities.

$340 + GST per unit

Current Offer: 15% off total price when booking 2 or more units of any type.


Structural Radiation Shielding Assessments

A structural radiation shielding assessment may be required in order to register and operate CBCT equipment in Western Australia.

CBCT Shielding Assessment

Assessment of structural radiation shielding requirements for the operation of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) equipment.

Contact us today for a quote.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of dental x-ray machines must be tested, and how often?

In Western Australia, all x-ray units used in dentistry must undergo an initial regulatory compliance test before first-use on patients, and then periodically at the following intervals.

Intraoral – Once every 3 years (36 months)
Extraoral – Once every 3 years (36 months)
CBCT – Once every 2 years (24 months)*

* Note that the CBCT testing interval was recently increased from 12 months to 24 months.

After a unit has been issued with a certificate of compliance, the new expiry date will be displayed on the certificate and on the compliance label (yellow sticker) affixed to the unit. We also send you a reminder when your x-ray machines are approaching the due-date for compliance testing.

How early should I have my x-ray machine tested?

We recommend that you have your unit tested within 3 months prior to the expiry date. Having the unit tested early (within 3 months of the current expiry) does not shorten the overall testing frequency. The table below shows how the new expiry date is calculated based on the test date and current expiry date.

ScenarioNew Expiry Date
Unit tested early and within 3 months before current expiry date.Current expiry date plus one test period (e.g. 3 years)
Tested early and more than 3 months before current expiry date.Test date plus one test period (e.g. 3 years)
Tested late and within 6 months after expiry date.*Expiry date plus one test period (e.g. 3 years)
Tested late and more than 6 months after expiry.*Test date plus one test period (e.g. 3 years)

*Please note that an x-ray unit with an expired certificate of compliance should not be used on patients.