AMS specializes in x-ray film recycling and destruction nationwide. We are NAID AAA Certified and follow the industry’s strictest standards. NAID, National Association for Information Destruction, is the professional body, recognized federally, to govern standards within the document destruction industry. AMS is a highly secured, plant-based destruction facility.
AMS has been in the archival x-ray film recycling, document destruction, media destruction, film storage, record storage and vaulting business servicing hospitals and medical centers nationwide for over 35 years. Our x-ray film recycling program helps keep your facility compliant with all of the HIPAA/HITECH Act rules and regulations along with the Red Flag rules for identity theft.
Our trained professionals service your facility’s x-ray film storage file room purge in addition to providing a silver rebate for your archival x-ray film. AMS is an expert in providing customized x-ray film destruction and x-ray film recycling services. Upon receiving your archival x-ray film at AMS, the x-ray film is inventoried and staged for the next process. The x-ray film in jackets is then separated, by our trained purge technicians, for proper destruction and recycling of the x-ray film and paper.
The x-ray film is shredded at our facility and shipped in a secure bar coded collection bin to the x-ray film refinery plant. The shredded x-ray film is then shipped in our AMS secured semi-truck monitored by our GPS tracking system and open/close door sensors. AMS adheres to the strictest rules and regulations to make sure that all information is kept confidential while in transit from your facility to our shredding facility and to the refinery or paper mill.
Once the x-ray film is received at the processing plant the silver is removed from the x-ray film through the wash process. The x-ray film is recycled into two products; 99% of the x-ray film is polyester and 1% of the x-ray film is silver. This recycling process allows both the x-ray film and silver to be recycled for a safer and cleaner environment along with eliminating any issues with the EPA.
What is our x-ray film silver recovery program? Our x-ray film silver recovery program offers your facility a silver rebate for the value of your silver on your x-ray film along with the confidence that your entire PHI is destroyed and recycled with the highest security and certifications in the x-ray film destruction industry.
The following types of film are analyzed once received at our facility to determine the value of silver
AMS offers shredding services for the following film types at a fee. It’s crucial to destroy protected health information (PHI) to avoid identity theft and support environmental sustainability.
AMS offers different types of x-ray film shredding services for clients to choose from to fit their specific needs.