Environmental, Health and Safety Services

X-Ray Safety Introduction


The X-ray Safety Program is designed to provide the information needed for university personnel to work safely with equipment and procedures that generate x-ray radiation.


The program details Virginia Department of Radiological Program and Virginia Tech requirements for equipment procurement and validation, procedure developments, and education of personnel.


X-ray equipment is used in different areas and therefore, varied groups of personnel are covered by this program. That includes:

  • Medical professionals and researchers using diagnostic units
  • Faculty, staff, and students involved in analytical research

Any questions for clarification of use should be directed to the University Radiation Safety Office.