Radiation Protection Services

Contact Us

Radiation Protection Services
Room ON2118
675 McDermot Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9
Phone: 204-787-4145
Fax: 204-775-1684

Department Head:
Ingvar Fife, Ph.D.
204-787-2213

Radiation Protection Officers:
Chester Neduzak, Charge R.P.O., R.T.R.
204-787-2114

Bryan Mcintosh, M.Sc.
204-787-2023

Greg Zaporozan, R.T.R. 
204-787-4404

Michael Delorme, R.T.R. 
204-787-2322

Richard Driedger
204-787-2166

Health Physicist
Deanne Dombrosky, M.Eng., R.T.T.
204-787-4475

Radiation Protection Services is a department of Medical Physics, CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB).

We are responsible to the Government of Manitoba, through the Office of the Chief Medical Office of Health and CancerCare Manitoba, to provide leadership on the radiation protection responsibilities that fall within the regulatory jurisdiction of the Province. Our expertise includes matters associated with ionizing and non-ionizing radiation.

Services include:

  • administration of the Manitoba X-ray Safety Regulation 341/88R, pursuant to the Manitoba Public Health Act
  • consultations, in-services and shielding specifications for x-ray applications
  • consultation and device surveys related to non-ionizing radiation protection
  • radioactive source leakage testing on a fee-for-service basis as a CNSC accredited leakage testing and analysis facility
  • gamma meter calibration on a fee-for-service basis as a CNSC radiation meter calibration facility
  • general consultation, advice and training to the public on matters related to radiation safety
  • post graduate course delivery through the academic program of CCMB.

Brochures and Frequently Asked Questions

Radiation Protection

Getting Started download the fact sheet (79 KB)

Manitoba Regulation 341/88R Overview   download the fact sheet (66 KB)

Manitoba Regulation 341/88R download the fact sheet (116 KB)

Bill 37 - The Radiation Prtection Act

Radiation Monitors

Radiation Monitors: How to get them  download the fact sheet (86 KB)

Radiation Monitors: FAQ  download the fact sheet (91 KB)

Other Topics

Disposal of X-ray Equipment guide  download the fact sheet (160 KB)

Wall Shielding Specifications  download the fact sheet (50 KB)

Pregnancy & Radiation download the fact sheet (58 KB)

Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety  download the fact sheet (currently unavailable)

MANITOBA REGULATION 341/88R - Responsibilities Information leaflet download leaflet 

The following Health Canada publications (free on-line versions) contain general information dealing with x-ray machine safety:

Safety Code 29: Requirements for the Safe Use of Baggage X-Ray Inspection Systems view

Safety Code 30: Radiation Protection in Dentistry: Recommended Safety Procedures for the Use of Dental X-ray Equipment view

Safety Code 32: Safety Requirements and Guidance for Analytical X-ray Equipment view

Safety Code 34: Radiation Protection and Safety for Industrial X-ray Equipment view

Safety Code 35:  Safety Procedures for the Installation, Use and Control of X-ray Equipment in Large Medical Radiological Facilities view

Other Information Items

Frequently Asked Questions on Cabinet X-ray Systems - from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) for more information click here.

Provincial regulation requires that all x-ray equipment must be registered with Radiation Protection Services.

X-Ray Machine Compliance and Registration Form

Dentists

Dentists should contact us regarding x-ray questions:

  • New x-ray equipment registration
  • Change of ownership and relocation
  • Change in clinical operation status of equipment;
  • Compliance inspections - conducted on a 3-year cycle;
  • Compliance recommendations - to be addressed within 30 days;
  • Shielding must be specified prior to construction, renovation or machine relocation;
  • Consultations re poor image quality;
  • Imaging technique changes;
  • Radiation doses, radiation dose limits, radiation and pregnancy
  • X-ray monitor (TLD badge) information.

Phone: (204)787-4145

Fax: (204)775-1684

Medical Facilities

Owners should contact us regarding x-ray questions:

  • New x-ray equipment registration
  • Change of ownership and relocation
  • Change in clinical operation status of equipment;
  • Compliance inspections - conducted on a 1 year cycle;
  • Compliance recommendations - to be addressed within 30 days;
  • Shilding must be specified prior to construction, renovation or machine relocation;
  • Consultations re: poor image quality;
  • Imaging technique changes;
  • Radiation doses, radiation dose limites, radiation and pregnancy;
  • X-Ray monitor (TLD badge) information;

Phone: (204)787-4145

Fax: (204)775-1684

Chiropractors

Chiropractors should contact us regarding x-ray questions:

  • New x-ray equipment registration
  • Change of ownership and relocation
  • Change in clinical operation status of equipment
  • Compliance inspections - conducted on a 2-year cycle;
  • Compliance recommendations - to be addressed within 30 days;
  • Shielding must be specified prior to construction, renovation or machine relocation;
  • Consultations re poor image quality;
  • Imaging technique changes;
  • Radiation doses, radiation dose limits; radiation and pregnancy
  • X-ray monitor (TLD badge) information.

Phone: (204)787-4145

Fax: (204)775-1684

Veterinarians

Veterinarians should contact us regarding x-ray questions:

  • New x-ray equipment registration
  • Change of ownership and relocation
  • Shielding requirements for x-ray facilities (fee for service basis);
  • Compliance inspections are conducted as fee-for-service based on resource capabilities;
  • Radiation doses, radiation dose limits; radiation and pregnancy
  • X-ray monitor (TLD badge) information

Phone: (204)787-4145

Fax: (204)775-1684

Industrial X-ray Users

Industrial x-ray users should contact us regarding x-ray questions:

  • New x-ray equipment registration
  • Change of ownership and relocation
  • Shielding requirements for x-ray facilities (fee for service basis);
  • Compliance inspections are conducted as fee-for-service based on resource capabilities;
  • Radiation doses, radiation dose limits; radiation and pregnancy
  • X-ray monitor (TLD badge) information.

Phone: (204)787-4145

Fax: (204)775-1684

Approved Signage

Approved radiation warning signs must be posted on all x-ray room entrance doors.