Radiation Safety

Radioactive Materials / X-Rays in Animals

Animal Cages

All live animals which have received radioactive materials and returned to an animal care facility must be properly identified. Each animal cage or pen must bear a cage card giving the authorized user/investigator's name, radionuclide used, activity (┬ÁCi or mCi) administered, and the date of administration. Pre-printed cage cards are available only through the ULAM Area Supervisors. Cage cards must remain on the cage until the cage and cage contents have been confirmed to no longer contain radioactive material. Cage cards must be returned to ULAM. ULAM will forward cards to OSEH/RSS.