Radiation Producing Device Registration

Effective: Moved to Policy Library from UPM 12.12(32)
Reviewed and Updated: March 2022
Contact: Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)


Radiation producing devices are equipment capable of producing ionizing radiation including x-ray machines, x-ray diffraction systems, linear accelerators and electron microscopes. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) requires registration of all radiation producing devices in Iowa. At ISU, Environmental Health and Safety administers the registration process and collects associated fees from campus departments.

Policy Statement

Each radiation producing device used at Iowa State University must be registered with the IDPH and authorized for use by the Radiation Safety Committee. EH&S must be notified of the acquisition, transfer, or disposal of any radiation producing devices.