Radiation Safety

 

Use of Radioactive Materials at the College of Medicine

The use of radioactive materials at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford is strictly controlled. The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) oversees all research that uses radioactive materials to insure safety and compliance with state and federal government.
 
Step 1: Authorization of Use of Radioactive Isotopes at COM-R
Submit Form 106 - Request for Amendment of NRC License for New User for each member of the lab that will be performing this research. He/she must provide a detailed history concerning their training and previous work history in using radioactive materials. All researchers wanting to use radioactive materials must be certified by Radiology / Nuclear Medicine and the Radiation Safety Office. Once the Radiation Safety Committee has approved the user, they then have to submit the details of the protocol concerning the isotopes to be used.  
 
Step 2: Registration of Instruments and Machines Producing Ionizing Radiation
Submit Form 107 - Application for Procurement and Use of Radioactive Materials, that details radioisotope procurement and use. The RSC reviews one form per every isotope that will be used. Please see Form 107-Instructions for Radioisotope Procurement and Use prior to submitting Form 107. 

Useful Links:

The Office of Health and Safety Information

Illinois Nuclear Radiation Safety Information

College of Medicine at Rockford Radiation Safety Manual