As Radiation Safety facilitates and monitors all radioactive materials and radiation generating device use at Boston University and Boston Medical Center, exposure monitoring is a primary concern. As a major component of ensuring the safe work practices with radiation sources, Radiation Safety distributes, surveys, and monitors all dosimetry to BU and BMC employees.

Dosimeters are passive exposure monitors distributed to individuals who are likely to receive 10% of their annual exposure limits or who otherwise request them. Please contact Radiation Safety if you have any questions or concerns.

Forms related to Dosimetry

Request a Dosimeter

To request a dosimeter, please fill out the Dosimetry Request form.

In addition, if you have worn a radiation dosimeter in the last 12 months, please complete indicate this on the Dosimetry Request form and fill out all required fields.  In addition to this please complete and sign the Past Exposure History Release Statement and return it to Radiation Safety via email or fax (617-358-7686).

Replacement Dosimeter Request

Fill out the replacement dosimeter request form.

Pregnancy Declaration

To declare a pregnancy, which is done on a voluntary basis, please contact Radiation Safety by email or phone at 617-358-6177. A staff member will contact you regarding how to complete the Pregnancy Declaration Form.

Please note NRC Regulatory Guide 8.13 and 8.29 are also available for you to review.

NRC Regulatory Guide 8.13:Instruction Concerning Prenatal Radiation Exposure
NRC Regulatory Guide 8.29: Instruction Concerning Risks from Occupational Radiation Exposure

If you have any questions regarding the Pregnancy Declaration Form and or NRC Regulatory Guides you can contact Radiation Safety at 617-358-6177 during business hours (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) or via email.

Dosimetry Information

Here is some helpful information in regards to wearing, syncing and interpreting the results of your dosimetry. This information is based on the dosimetry vendor’s technical specifications, as well as procedures established by DMPRS and the Radiation Safety Committee at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.

For additional information please contact Radiation safety via email or phone at 617-358-6177.