Radiation Safety

Frequently Asked Questions

Radiation Safety - Training

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  • What training must I complete before handling radioactive materials?

  • What training do I need before I may begin to use an x-ray machine?

  • What special training is required before working with a fluoroscopic x-ray unit?

  • What training is required before an individual may care for a radiation therapy patient under radiation precautions?

  • What is the “Challenge Test” and how do I schedule it?

  • How long are the radiation safety training courses?

  • I took radiation safety training at another institution. Do I have to take training at the University of Cincinnati before I can begin to use radioactive materials (RAM)?

  • If an individual attended a radiation safety retraining class in December 2013 to satisfy the training requirement for 2013, may the individual attend another retraining class in January of 2014 to satisfy the training requirement for 2014?

  • Is there an online RAM retraining class?

Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Office:
(513) 558-4110 Phone
(513) 558-9905 Fax
0591 Mail location

Elizabeth Boston, CNMT, MHA
Interim Radiation Safety Officer
Elizabeth.Boston@uc.edu

Debbie Kirkpatrick
Program Manager
Debbie.Kirkpatrick@uc.edu

For emergencies outside normal working hours (8:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Contact the on-call technician by digital pager at: (513) 249-6812

Mailing Address:
University of Cincinnati
Radiation Safety Office
231 Albert Sabin Way
MSB 5402
PO Box 670591
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0591