In accordance with our Broadscope license, the use of licensed material in or on humans shall be by an Authorized User as defined in 12VAC5-481-10. Physicians designated to use licensed material in or on humans shall meet the training, experience, and recentness of training criteria established in 12VAC5-481 Part VII, and shall be designated, in writing, by the University’s Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). These individuals will be designated as Authorized Users.
In accordance with our Broadscope license, the use of certain radiation therapy devices require the presence of an Authorized Medical Physicist (AMP) as defined in 12VAC5-481-10. AMPs shall meet the training criteria established in the regulations, and shall be designated, in writing, by the University’s RSC.
In accordance with our Broadscope license, the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals shall be by an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist (ANP) as defined in 12VAC5-481-10. ANPs designated to prepare radiopharmaceuticals shall meet the training criteria established in the regulations, and shall be designated, in writing, by the University’s RSC.
Instructions for completing an application for becoming an Authorized User, Authorized Medical Physicist or an Authorized Nuclear Pharmacist.
Application to become an Authorized User
Application to become an Authorized Medical Physicist
Attestation-B for the authorized user of the medical uses where written directive not required (12VAC5-481-1900, 1920 and 2030)
Attestation-C for the authorized user for the medical use of unsealed Radioactive Material Requiring a Written Directive (12VAC5-481-1950)
Attestation-D for Manual Brachytherapy(12VAC5-481-2040)
Attestation-E for Authorized User Of Remote Afterloader, Teletherapy Or Gamma Stereotactic Radiosurgery Units (12VAC5-481-2040)
Attestation-F (AMP) for the authorized medical physicist
Sources of radiation are used at UVA for diagnosis, therapy and research. The Radiation Safety Manual for Nursing Staff was created to provide health care workers with information on how to work safely in these different environments. There is in general, minimal external radiation hazard to nursing staff from procedures involving radiation. During use of certain nuclides considered therapeutic in nature (not diagnostic levels) there exists the potential for higher dose to caregivers. In these cases, additional training, dosimeter use, shielding, etc. may be required. This manual discusses radiation protection guidelines for the different uses here at UVA. Adherence to guidelines contained in this manual will help health system staff members reduce radiation exposure to levels allowable for individual members of the general public, or in some cases, to levels indistinguishable from natural background.
This fact sheet provided by the Health Physics Society includes dose estimates for typical diagnostic x-ray and nuclear medicine exams.
Written Directives - Medical Use of Radioactive Material - This brief PowerPoint presentation provides training on the requirements for medical use of radioactive material at the University of Virginia. It includes information on authorized users, written directives and medical events.
Radiation-related information designed for physicians - whose patients might have questions, or who may have questions themselves.