The purpose of diagnostic x-ray facility protection is to establish and promote quality diagnostic imaging at the x-ray facility while providing protection for workers and lowering patient doses as far as practicable. It centers around quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC).
Diagnostic x-ray facility protection also requires adequate shielding of the x-ray facility itself. BCCDC has developed a set of easy-to-follow shielding guidelines and templates for various types of x-ray facilities. Advice on shielding matters can be obtained from a qualified Radiation Shielding Design and Assessment Consultant (pdf).