Services Provided by Department Of Diagnostic Medical Physics and Radiation Safety
HackensackUMC Diagnostic Medical Physics and Radiation Safetyis primarily a technical and clinical group which ensure radiation safety and regulatory compliance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission, State Bureau of X-ray Compliance, State Division of Radioactive Materials, and JCAHO.
Testing of diagnostic radiology equipment. This includes required testing of the following equipment: general radiographic, general fluoroscopic, computed tomography, mobile radiographic, mobile fluoroscopic, dental, cabinet, cardiac catheterization, mammography, mammography stereotactic, digital radiography, radiation therapy simulator, nuclear medicine gamma camera, nuclear medicine dose calibrator, nuclear medicine xenoguard air trapping system, and nuclear medicine xenoguard air monitor.
Determine the need for personnel monitoring, distribute and collect personnel radiation monitoring devices, evaluate bioassays, monitor personnel radiation exposure and bioassay records for trends and high exposures, notify individuals and their supervisors of radiation exposures approaching the limits, and recommend appropriate remedial action.
Conduct training programs and otherwise instruct personnel in the proper procedures for handling radioactive material prior to use, at periodic intervals (refresher training), and as required by changes in procedures, equipment, regulations, etc.