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Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

The Saint Louis University Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is responsible for comprehensive oversight of the clinical and research use of radioactive materials and machine produced ionizing radiation used at Saint Louis University and SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.

For additional information on the RSC, see the Policy on Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) and the RSC's Machine Produced Radiation Safety Subcommittee (MPRSS) Charter.

Authorization of Faculty for Radioactive Materials Use

Key documents required to be completed by faculty considering becoming authorized for the use of radioactive materials are listed below:

Human Use (Non-Research) of Radioactive Materials (Clinical Authorized User)

  • An appropriate NRC form (completed by the applicant and preceptor)
    • For uptake, dilution and excretion studies; imaging and localization studies; sealed sources for diagnosis use Form 313A (AUD).
    • For use of unsealed byproduct material for which a written directive is required use Form 313A (AUT).
    • For manual brachytherapy sources; ophthalmic use of Sr-90; remote afterloader units; gamma stereotactic radiosurgery units use Form 313A (AUS).

Human Use of Radioactive Materials (Research)

See "Human Use (Non-Research) of Radioactive Materials (Clinical Authorized User)" and "IRB Protocols Requiring Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) Review." Contact the radiation safety officer to discuss specific details or questions.

IRB Protocols Requiring Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) Review

Submission of IRB Protocols for RSC Review

Ionizing Radiation Risk Language for IRB

Non-Human Use Research

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Additional Radiation Safety Requirements and Resources

Details on radiation safety training requirements, spill procedures, radiation dosimeters (personnel monitors) and related forms, radioactive waste, survey meter calibration and other topics can be found on our radiation safety pages.