9.2 Additional Guidelines and Requirements for Positron Emission Tomography

  • Perform and document ambient radiation surveys and wipe surveys for removable contamination prior to maintenance or repair of the cyclotron or associated equipment located in high radiation areas, i.e., cyclotron vault or hot cells.
  • Never directly handle radioactive cyclotron targets or components, synthesis modules, or unshielded dose delivery syringes/vials.  Use remote handling tools, appropriate shielding or allow the radioactivity to decay to safe levels.
  • Report exhaust stack effluent releases that exceed established ALARA release levels to EHS, investigate the cause of the release, initiate appropriate corrective action, and document the event.