All radiation machine facilities are required to have preventive maintenance performed on their radiation machines at the interval recommended by the manufacturer for each machine. Facilities are also required to submit a copy of their preventive maintenance service report including test results to the Department no later than 30 days after the maintenance service has been performed on each radiation machine.
Preventive maintenance must be performed by a registered service provider. A listing of registered service providers qualified to perform preventive maintenance of radiation machines may be found at List of X-ray Service Providers. The service provider will give you a copy of the preventive maintenance service report upon competion of preventive maintenance service on each radiation machine.
If you are unable to create an electronic preventive maintenance report which can be attached as a file to an e-mail, you may fax or mail preventive maintenance reports. The fax telephone number is 410-537-3198. Mail should be sent to Michael Kurman, Radiological Health Program, 1800 Washington Boulevard, Suite 750, Baltimore, Maryland 21230.
The last preventive maintenance for machine 00000 was performed January 4, 2019.
Receipt by the Department of a copy of the preventive maintenance service report on machine 00000 is due by 30 days following the date of maintenance service, or in this case by February 3, 2020.
For those types of radiation machines for which the Department has created a standardized form, the Department form must be used.
For other types of machines, the Department requires that all preventive maintenance service reports contain sufficient information for the Department to determine that the machine is operating within the manufacturer's performance specifications. Reports must include information on timer accuracy (measured vs. set), timer reproducibility, kVp accuracy (measured vs. indicated), half value layer (observed vs. required), field size (veterinary, cephalometric, panoral) including measured error in SID for width and length, and any additional tests required to certify that the machine meets State requirements.
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