The University of Iowa

Human Use (MRPC)

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. 

Contact information and areas of expertise can be found on the Contact Us page.



For further training and registration information, go to EHS Safety Training


  • eMRPC Form (accessible through HawkIRB)

    • This form takes the place of the following paper forms: Long Form Diagnostic, Long Form Therapeutic, Short Form Diagnostic.

    • The eMRPC smart form will prompt the user to complete all sections required depending on the nature of the proposed human subjects research project.

  • 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

  • Frequently Asked Questions

External Links

Iowa Administrative Code (IAC), Chapter 41 - Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations pertaining to safe use of radiation machines and certain uses of radioactive materials.