Requirements for Inspection of Volumetric Dental Imaging Systems Revised

May 4, 2010

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has announced additional changes to its radiology (x-ray) regulations.  Extensive changes to the rules were adopted in October 2009.  Most of the new changes are non-substantive, grammatical corrections.  

For dentistry, the notable change is Part 2 language that will require annual inspections for volumetric dental imaging systems.  Most dental x-ray equipment must be inspected every three years.  An exception is made for portable hand held units, which must be inspected every year.  The revision is supposedly a clarification of current practice.

To view an itemized markup of the changes, click on “text of proposed changes” at the links provided below: