ARPANSA provides calibration services for instruments used to measure radiation in various commercial, medical and public sector applications.

Medical and Non-Medical X-ray Equipment

ARPANSA tests X-ray equipment for compliance with most protocols such as Australian Standards, ARPANSA codes and safety guides and state requirements. We also evaluate X-ray equipment for safety and effectiveness and assess the attenuation properties of shielding materials (eg lead loaded plastic and glass sheeting, protective aprons, gloves and lead glasses) to Australian Standards requirements. Contact our Diagnostic Imaging & Nuclear Medicine for assistance.

A handheld meter used to measure radiation.
Calibrations of diagnostic and protection level equipment.
A male scientist leans forward with his left hand to adjust a  phantom used in calibrations of radiotherapy equipment.
ARPANSA provides calibrations of therapy dosemeters at 60Co and various orthovoltage X-ray qualities. These calibrations are suitable for use in conjunction with a Code of Practice to measure the absorbed dose to water in a radiotherapy beam.
A scientist calibrates equipment in an anechoic chamber.
We calibrate radiofrequency (RF) hazard meters, gauss meters and personal RF hazard meters.
Three ultraviolet radiation measuring monitors arranged in a row on the roof of a building, with a fourth ultraviolet radiation measuring monitor out of focus in the background.
We provide calibrations of ultraviolet radiation detectors against National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable standard lamps.

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