Uruguay Radiation Sources and X-ray Generator Inventory and National Registry Project

January 22nd, 2012 — 

The ARNR (Uruguay National Regulatory Authority on Radiation Protection) with support from RSRP initiated a country-wide project to validate disposition of radiation sources and x-ray generators (equipment) and to develop a National Registry of radiation sources in Uruguay. The project will perform administrative search and confirm equipment disposition through on-site inspections. During the visits the ARNR inspectors will verify facility and source’s and x-ray generator’s data, assign unique regulatory identification numbers and tag the equipment, and take photo records of equipment. The data will be entered into database software to be used by ARNR for day-to-day regulatory oversight of radiation sources in Uruguay. The project consists of 3 phases, each comprised of inventorying geographical regions starting with Montevideo. The project will take approximately 12-18 calendar months to complete.