7.1 General Requirements

Radioactive materials for medical use are normally dispensed only from the Division of Nuclear Medicine, the Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Center, and the Department of Radiation Oncology.  Pending approval from the Radiation Safety Committee and the RSO, radioactive materials for medical use may be ordered as needed by these divisions or departments provided inventory records are maintained and current. 

Radioactive materials ordered from licensed vendors or obtained through transfers from another licensed facility are required, by license condition, to be shipped to and received by EHS.  Alternatively, license condition exceptions also permit radioactive material shipments ordered by Nuclear Medicine to be shipped directly to the Division of Nuclear Medicine, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) radiopharmaceuticals to be shipped directly to the Positron Emission Tomography Imaging Center.