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University of Pittsburgh

Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology,
and Gamma Knife Personnel

Initial training will be conducted with all new personnel upon employment in hospital departments using radioactive material. The training will cover the following:

  • Regulatory requirements for the use of radioactive material
  • Concepts of ionizing radiation and radiation dose
  • Basic principles of radiation protection
  • Health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation
  • Applicable radiation safety policies and procedures

Please contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule training for new employees.

Refresher training will be provided to each department on an annual basis and will cover selected topics. This training will be scheduled directly with the department by a health physicist.