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Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

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The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) reviews all routine clinical and research laboratory aspects of ionizing radiation use (such as dose monitoring, radiation protection, nuclear medicine hygiene, and radioactive waste disposal). The clinical and non-clinical use of ionizing radiation for research purposes is subject to review and approval by the RSC. The RSC is also responsible for overseeing all uses of radioactive material. All research studies using ionizing radiation for treatment, guidance or localization, screening, or treatment response assessment must be submitted for radiation safety review. If the use of ionizing radiation is determined to be consistent with the Standard of Care, no further review is necessary. If the use of ionizing radiation differs from the standard of care or presents unknown or increased radiation risks, the Chair will designate a member of the Radiation Research Subcommittee to review the application, providing model radiation risk consent language if appropriate. Some protocols, such as new uses of radioactive materials and research on children, pregnant subjects, or healthy volunteers may require full RSC review. Study teams indicate whether their project utilizes ionizing radiation in the Master Project under Question 6.0 of the Project Specific Information section. Please also visit the Radiation Safety InsideRush page for additional information.

Contact Information:

Heather Merchantz, CNMT, NMTCB(RS), RT(N) 
Radiation Safety Officer 

Mark Supanich, PhD
Chair, RUMC Radiation Safety Committee 


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