Medical Physics and Radiation Safety


Medical Physics and Radiation Safety is responsible for ensuring that all clinical and research uses of radioactive materials and radiation generating devices at Boston University, Boston Medical Center, and affiliated neighborhood health clinics are safe for both employees and the general public while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulations.

The Division is divided into two areas. Radiation Safety has core responsibilities regarding the use of clinical and research radiation sources while ensuring compliance with all applicable Federal, state, and local regulations. Similarly, Medical Physics has the core responsibility of ensuring the safe and proper functioning of diagnostic imaging equipment with specific regard to image quality.

Some of the services provided by this division can be found here.

Medical Physics and Radiation Safety Management Plan