Medical use of radiation is defined as the intentional internal or external administration of ionizing radiation, and/or radioactive material to human beings for diagnostic, therapeutic, and/or medical research purposes. All medical use of ionizing radiation at The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (UIHC) must conform to the current requirements for using radiation producing equipment and radioactive materials in or on humans for medical diagnosis, therapy, and human subject research.
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- Long Form Diagnostic (Long Form Diagnostic Example")
- Complete this Human Use form for NEW APPLICATIONS involving Nontherapeutic Radiation.
- Additional External Radiation Form
- Complete this Human Use form when radiation sources will be used outside the body for research-related diagnostic procedures.
- Additional Internal Radiation Form
- Complete this form when radioactive materials will be used inside the body for research -related diagnostic procedures.
- Long Form Therapeutic
- Complete this form for NEW APPLICATIONS involving Therapeutic and Diagnostic Radiation Procedures.
- Short Form Diagnostic
- Complete this form only for projects involving diagnostic x-rays of the extremities, head, neck, teeth, chest or DEXA bone density scans
- Compound Radiopharmaceutical Form
- Complete this Hospital Radiation Safety Review Group application for UIHC Clinical Use of Compounded Radiopharmceuticals.
- Research Application Form for Class 3b & 4 Lasers
- Complete this form for projects involving research related use of Class 3b & 4 lasers (research related use of lower power lasers Class 3r and below do not require MRPC review)
- Radioactive Material Devices Form
- Complete this Hospital Radiation Safety Review Group application for UIHC use of Radioactive Sources/Devices in Clinical Practice.
- RDRC Basic Research Use of Radioactive Drugs
- This RDRC application is used to obtain basic information regarding the metabolism, human physiology, pathophysiology, or biochemistry of a radioactive drug that is generally recognized as safe and effective when administered under the conditions set forth in 21 CFR 361.1
For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training.
Iowa Administrative Code (IAC), Chapter 41 - Iowa Department of Public Health regulations pertaining to safe use of radiation machines and certain uses of radioactive materials.