Radiation Safety

Radioactive Materials / X-Rays in Animals


Animals that have received radioactive material must be transported in such a manner as to prevent any contamination of hallways, elevators, etc. Solid bottom transfer containers are MANDATORY. Such animals may not be transported across public streets or sidewalks without RSS approval and/or assistance. Requests for animal transport can be made by contacting RSS (764-6200).

RSS requests a minimum of 4 hours notice prior to all transfers. When contacting RSS for animal transport, please provide the following information:

  1. Authorized User - Originator
  2. Authorized User - Recipient
  3. Recipient Location (room and building)
  4. Radionuclide(s)
  5. Radionuclide Activity (┬ÁCi or mCi)
  6. Animal Species & Type of Transport Cage
  7. Date & Time of Transfer

The Radiation Safety Officer must approve all off-campus transfers (i.e., VA Hospital) before they are performed.