Practices subject to registration 

Medical
Practice
General radiography giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation
Bone densitometry giving rise to a medical exposure 
Mammography giving rise to a medical exposure 
Specimen radiography for medical purposes 
Dental radiography using an intra/extra oral unit (except handheld) 
Dental cone beam CT 
Dental
Practice
Dental radiography using an intra/extra oral unit (except handheld) 
Dental cone beam CT 
Veterinary
Practice
General veterinary radiography carried out in a risk-assessed veterinary clinic 
Industry
Practice
Product inspection/industrial radiography using cabinet X-ray systems 
Use of laboratory equipment incorporating sealed sources 
Use of XRF or XRD equipment 
Installation/servicing of radiological equipment1
Security screening of baggage, cargo or parcels using X-ray within shielded enclosure 
Security screening for explosive vapour detection using sealed sources 
Carriage of sources other than High Activity Sealed Sources 
Supply and Distribution of Radioactive Sources (used for Registered Practices)2 
Security
Practice
Security screening of baggage, cargo or parcels using X-ray within shielded enclosure 
Security screening for explosive vapour detection using sealed sources 

 

 

 

Practices subject to Licensing 

Medical
Practice
Radiotherapy using a LINAC in a medical radiological installation 
Radiotherapy using brachytherapy in a medical radiological installation 
Radiotherapy using X-ray in a medical radiological installation 
Interventional radiology giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation
CT giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation
Mobile radiography/fluoro giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation 
Fluoroscopy giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation 
Nuclear medicine giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation
PET/CT giving rise to a medical exposure in a medical radiological installation 
Dental radiography using handheld intra- oral unit 5
Product irradiation/sterilisation using HASS sources 
Dental
Practice
Dental radiography using a handheld intra- oral unit 5
Veterinary
Practice
Veterinary nuclear medicine 
Veterinary fluoroscopy 
Veterinary radiography using CT 
General veterinary radiography performed in the field 
Veterinary dental radiography using a handheld intra- oral unit in a risk assessed veterinary clinic5
Industry
Practice
Use of unsealed sources in industry/laboratories 
Use of sealed sources in industry 
Use of nuclear moisture density gauges  
Use of High Activity Sealed Sources in geophysical exploration3 
Radiopharmaceutical production in a cyclotron   
Product irradiation/sterilisation using High Activity Sealed Sources   
Product irradiation/sterilisation using E-beams and X-ray 
Industrial radiography using X-ray systems3
Industrial radiography using High Activity Sealed Sources   
Assembly or manufacture of devices incorporating sealed sources 
Industrial use of medical radiological equipment 
Carriage of High Activity Sealed Sources4 
Supply and distribution of radioactive sources (used for Licensed Practices)2 
NORM waste management
Security
Practice
X-ray system for cargo/container screening of vehicles 
Education
Practice
Use of ionising radiation in a third- level college  

 

Notes

  1. "Installation/servicing of radiological equipment" only applies to irradiating apparatus, not to sources.
  2. The practice of supply and distribution of radioactive sources includes all related ancillary activities such as collection, temporary storage, importation, exportation, shipment to or from the State (for EU countries), transport/carriage, installation and servicing, logistics, etc. This may apply to supply of new sources and/or the collection of disused sources.
  3. Practices involving the use of radioactive sources on-site are generally considered to include necessary carriage of sources to and from the site. In such circumstances, the activity of transport should be included under the source inventory but it is not necessary to include carriage as a separate practice. 
  4. The practice of carriage of radioactive sources includes temporary storage of sources while in transit.
  5. For the practice of 'dental radiography using a handheld intra / oral unit' the following conditions apply: 
    • The Licensee shall, for maximum operator protection, ensure that the unit is only operated with an appropriate backscatter shield positioned at the outer end of the collimator cone.
    • The Licensee shall ensure that when selecting and using Positioning Indicating Devices (PIDs), preference is given to models that allow the backscatter shield to remain at the outer end of the collimator cone.
    • If the unit has inherent safety/security features, then, when not in use or idle during the day, the Licensee shall ensure that these features are activated.
    • The Licensee shall ensure that the users of the unit are fully trained in the operation of the unit and that records of such training are maintained and readily available for inspection.
    • The Licensee shall ensure that the unit is only operated with an appropriate collimator cone length such that the skin-focus distance is a minimum of 20 cm for kVp greater than or equal to 60 or 18cm for kVp less than 60.