X-ray Registration and Inspection
The X-ray Equipment program has approximately 36,000 X-ray tubes registered. The majority of registered radiation-generating equipment consists of dental, radiographic, fluoroscopic, therapeutic, computerized tomography, mammography, veterinary and various types of non-medical units used for industrial applications.
X-ray Equipment Inspection is responsible for inspecting facilities that use x-ray equipment and businesses that install x-ray equipment in Ohio. Health physics inspectors travel throughout Ohio performing inspections on approximately 7,300 x-ray machines at 3,300 facilities annually.
X-ray Equipment Registration registers, maintains records and tracks radiation-generating equipment in Ohio. Handlers of radiation-generating equipment are required to be registered with the Ohio Department of Health. A handler means a facility that receives, possesses, uses, stores, transfers, installs, services or disposes of sources of radiation, unless possession is solely for the purpose of transportation.
Possession of x-ray equipment, even if in storage or rendered inoperable, requires a valid registration.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection, Radiation Protection Program, has the important mission to protect and promote the physical and environmental health of the people of Ohio. ODH strives to prevent unnecessary radiation exposure to the public through effective licensing, registration, inspection, enforcement, and emergency response.
The ODH X-ray Registration Program issues certificates of registration for businesses that utilize x-ray machines for medical and academic, dental, veterinary, and industrial uses and to x-ray service companies.
X-ray services include but not limited to assemble, install, repair, dispose, demonstrate, sales and provide x-ray machine rentals.
Out-of-State owners/demonstrators/installers/loaners Approval Request Required
No person or facility shall bring any radiation-generating equipment (RGE) into the State of Ohio, for any temporary use, unless such person or facility has given written notice to the agency at least three (3) working days before the RGE is to be used in the State AND received approval for the use of the RGE. Click here to visit the Out-of-State-Owners of X-ray Equipment for use in Ohio webpage.
If you have an established ODH Gateway user ID and password, please select https://odhgateway.odh.ohio.gov/
ODH Gateway passwords expire every 60 days.
ODH Gateway passwords must have 12 characters including upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters.
After 90 days of non-use, ODH Gateway user accounts will be deactivated. Do not create a new account. Call 614.752.5190 for assistance.
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health & Radiation Protection
246 North High Street – 3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
X-ray Equipment Registration
Telephone: (614) 995-4727
Fax: (614) 644-8526
Reports of Assembly are to be submitted at least quarterly to X-ray Registration via e-mail XrayReg@odh.ohio.gov or fax 614.644.8526
X-ray Radiologic Licensure of Individuals
Telephone: (614) 752-2370
Fax: (614) 564-2460
X-ray Equipment Inspection
Telephone: (614) 644-2727
Fax: (614) 466-0381
Other Program Areas