X-Ray Inspections

Environmental Health
Public Health

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​​The Office of Radiological Health routinely inspects facilities that possess x-ray generating equipment and reviews both the equipment and facility for compliance with Title 180 of the Nebraska regulations for Control of Radiation. An inspection consists of an evaluation of the radiographic equipment and review of the facility's radiation safety program.

This inspection will consist of:

  • Records and procedures review;
  • An interview with the person listed on the registration as being in charge of radiation safety; and
  • An interview of the operators of the x-ray equipment. 

Time factors for the inspection include:

  • Type of x-ray equipment;
  • Number of units and;
  • Availability of records.

An exit interview is conducted with the registrant and upper management to review findings, answer questions, and address and necessary courses of action. A written report is sent to the registrant within 30 days of inspection.  

Items of noncompliance should be addressed within 30 days from receipt of the notice and a plan of correction submitted to the Department. This plan of correction should indicate how the registrant will correct the items of noncompliance, the projected date of full compliance, and what actions he or she will take to avoid future non-compliance.


The following checklists help highlight some of the items that will be looked at during the inspection:

Industrial Radiographic facilities should review 180 NAC 5 - Radiation Safety Requirements for Industrial Radiographic Operations.​


The following manual serves as a guide and provides examples for the conduct of proceeding under the Radiation Control Act, the administrative procedures of the Department and the Formal Hearing Procedures of the Department of Health and Human Services, for the issuing, denying, renewing, transferring, amending, suspending, revoking of any license, registration or certification of persons to use radiation sources and for determining compliance with or granting of exemptions from Department rule, order, or condition of license or certification of persons; for assessing administrative penalties; and for determining content of other Department orders.