Radiation Safety Committee

Under authority of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), is responsible for oversight of clinical and research use of radioactive materials at Saint Louis University and Saint Louis University Hospital.

View SLU's Radiation Safety Committee Policy

Key requirements include:

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

  • Appropriate NRC form (completed by applicant and preceptor)
    • For uptake, dilution and excretion studies; imaging and localization studies; and 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; teletherapy units; and 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

Non-Human Use Research

Radiation Safety Orientation for Non-Human Use Research

Inspections

  • All permit holders are subject to quarterly inspections of laboratories where radioactive materials are used.
  • Details on the entire radiation safety program, safety procedures, and requirements are available in the Radiation Safety Manual.