Simple steps to register an x-ray system

May 16, 2022 9:36:58 AM / by Jennifer Hutchison

If you're looking to register your x-ray system, there are just a few steps you need to follow. First, check to see if your state has any specific registration requirements for x-ray systems. Next, if you're planning on using the machine for commercial or medical research, you'll need to register it with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Finally, once your x-ray system is registered, be sure to keep your registration information up to date in case there are any changes or updates.

Let us walk you through these steps in more detail so you know what you need to do in order to properly register your x-ray system.

How to register your x-ray system with your state (where applicable)

Registering your x-ray system simply means that you are providing the government with basic information about the device, such as its location and intended use. X-ray system registration is important because it helps to ensure that the machine is being used safely and in accordance with state regulations. In some states, there’s no need to register anything. In other states, registration is a simple process. However, in other states, the process may be more complicated and may require different fees.

In order to ensure that you are compliant, you will need to check your state requirements for registering x-ray systems. You can locate this information by searching for radiation on the health department website for your state. Depending on where your business is located, you may be required to register your x-ray system.

For example, in one state you may have to register the serial numbers of different parts of your x-ray system. The x-ray tube is the most commonly registered part, so it's important to have that information handy when you begin the licensing process.

How to register your x-ray system with the FDA

Registering your x-ray system with the FDA is a crucial step in ensuring that your equipment is properly regulated. The FDA has a form called Form 2579 which is required by your x-ray equipment installer or assembler. This means whoever is installing your x-ray equipment is going to be responsible for registering Form 2579 with the FDA.

There are four copies of Form 2579 that need to be used for x-ray machine registration:

  1. One copy will go to the FDA
  2. Another copy should stay on site
  3. The third copy would go back to whoever installed it
  4. Lastly, one copy would go to the state that requires that information

Following these steps will ensure that you complete the x-ray machine registration process correctly and in a timely manner.


Registering your x-ray system is an important part of maintaining compliance with government regulations. Fortunately, it's relatively straightforward when you follow a few simple steps. First, find out any applicable registration requirements for your state, which may include registering the serial numbers on parts of your x-ray equipment. Next, register your x-ray system with the FDA using Form 2579. Finally, keep your registration information up to date, and renew your registration as needed. By taking these simple steps, you can ensure that your x-ray system is properly registered.

At Patient Image, we pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality x-ray equipment. We understand that the process of registering your equipment can be daunting, so our team of experts are ready and waiting to help. We'll walk you through the process and will make sure everything goes smoothly, so you can focus on what's important - running your business. Contact us today, and let us take care of everything.


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Jennifer Hutchison
Written by Jennifer Hutchison

My goal is to provide my customers with the best equipment possible, at the best price possible, in order to see their business grow and thrive. I currently work hand in hand with doctors of Chiropractic all over the nation to put together custom equipment packages that meet their special needs. Each doctor has their own speciality technique, and by working directly with many of the groups such as NUCCA, Gonstead, CBP, Everest, Blair, KCUCS, and many other groups, I have built the knowledge and expertise to create custom x-ray equipment packages for their specific needs. Seeing my customers using the equipment I sold them in order to heal and help people all over the nation is the true happiness I get from my career. - 9 Years experience in medical device and equipment sales -12 Years experience in Medical Imaging Field - Sales expert for x-ray and digital x-ray equipment nationwide - Work with over 25 different manufacturers and vendors - Strong accounting, finance, and account management background - Upper Cervical X-Ray Sales Specialist