X-Ray Destruction

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We provide HIPAA (Health Information Portability & Accountability Act) compliant and NAID AAA certified x-ray destruction and recycling services. You can trust DSS to securely dispose of and recycle your x-rays so you can have peace of mind the job was done right.

Why shred and recycle x-rays?

Various types of medical professionals use x-rays as part of their practice. Laws typically require x-rays be kept for at least 7 years, but when it is time to dispose of them there are two main reasons you cannot just toss them in a dumpster

  1. HIPAA: Under HIPAA, X-rays are protected health information and must be disposed of in a way that protects the data and renders it unreadable. You can learn more about HIPAA and other related laws here.
  2. Pollution: X-rays contain dangerous chemicals that cannot be legally disposed of in landfills.

X-rays are too large and thick for most office shredders to even attempt to shred, but even if you found a way to shred them, you need to find a way to properly dispose of the chemicals they contain. Let DSS help you with our secure x-ray destruction and recycling services.

How x-ray destruction works

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We collect the x-rays. We can either pick up boxes of x-rays or we can provide you with a secure bin that you can fill with x-rays.

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Jackets and records are destroyed. The paper jackets and records are separated from the x-rays and shredded.

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We send the x-rays for recycling. Next, the x-rays are shredded and sent for recycling at a NAID AAA certified recycler.

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X-rays are chopped. Before the film can be recycled it is chopped into smaller pieces.

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Images are removed. The chopped film is chemically processed to separate various elements and send them for recycling including clear plastics.

Through this process the images on the x-rays are completely destroyed and can never be recovered.

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