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X-Ray Machines

Regulatory programs have been established to assure compliance with the appropriate section of 641 Iowa Administrative Code, Chapters 38, 39, 40, and 41. Recent changes in 641 IAC, Chapter 41.1, titled "X-Ray Machines Used for Mammography," are unique in that they deal not only with the radiation producing equipment but also address the physician consultant, the interpreting physician, the medical physicist, and the equipment operator.

There are currently 6,630 x-ray machines in Iowa. Staff of the bureau routinely conduct in-depth inspections of these devices located in healing arts and industrial institutions.

Take Note! Rules have Changed! Please be certain to check the Rules link below to view the new rules.

Documents denoted by Adobe Acrobat Logo are available in Portable Document Format (.pdf).

For all matters involving Mammogaphy, please go to the Mammography website


The X-Ray Program periodically publishes  Information Notices that contain clarification of regulations as well as information to assist in the implementation and maintenance of a radiological program for the radiation producing machines. The index contains notices published since February, 1999.

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For more information:

  • David R. Myers  (515) 281-0430
  • Charlene Craig  (515) 281-0415 (Registrations),
  • Use the "Contact Us" page to submit questions online.