Radiation Producing Machines (RPM)
What We Do
The Radiation Control Program is the office through which the Division accomplishes the statutory mandate for NRS459. More than 6,000 Radiation Producing Machines and accelerators are registered and inspected by Program staff.
Medical uses of radiation sources include: radiology services to provide diagnostic information about the status of an organ or body part, used for cancer therapy by implantation of radiation sources into the body or by external radiation by sources shielded in devices designed to control the high levels of radiation necessary to kill cancer with minimal impact otherwise to the patient.
Non-medical industrial uses of radiation sources include the Radiation Producing Machines scanners that you find at most airports in the United States, hand held identifying units and box x-ray machines to assist in the mining industry.