3.5 Radiation Safety
The Radiation Safety and Medical Physics Division is responsible for ensuring that all clinical and research uses of radioactive materials and ionizing and non-ionizing radiation-generating devices at BU, BMC, and its affiliated neighborhood health clinics are safe for workers, patients, and the general public, and that such use is in compliance with applicable regulations. The division is composed of two departments: the Department of Radiation Safety and the Department of Medical Physics. The Radiation Safety Department has core responsibilities for establishing and maintaining the programs for the use of clinical and research radiation sources and for ensuring compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The Medical Physics Department is responsible for ensuring the safe and proper functioning of diagnostic imaging equipment with specific regard to image quality. PI/PDs must receive authorization from the Radiation Safety Committee before conducting any experiments involving radioactive materials.
For Additional Information see: MPRS