The intent of the University’s X-Ray Safety Program is to ensure that appropriate practices and procedures are in place to maintain a safe work place around radiation producing machines. Radiation producing machines include normal diagnostic units, fluoroscopic units, bone densitometers, x-ray fluorescence units, x-ray cabinets, x-ray diffraction units, electron microscopes, linear accelerators, cyclotrons, among other devices. If you cannot find the information you are looking for in the sections below, please contact the Radiation Safety Office at 314-362-3476 or email@example.com.
Possibly. Bone densitometry units have low levels of radiation emitted and may only require proper placement within their room. Electron microscopes, x-ray fluorescence units and x-ray cabinets are self-shielded. Diagnostic x-ray units may need additional shielding. Fluoroscopic units require room/area shielding. X-ray diffraction units may require significant room/area shielding.