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6.9 - Radiation Safety – Radiography Laboratory

The radiography laboratories include an energized lab (AHB-1032) and CT simulation laboratory (AHB-1036). These labs are in compliance with all federal and state regulations; the appropriate documentation is posted in the lab and records are maintained in the Department office. 

The following guidelines specific to activities in the radiography labs must be followed: 

  • Eating, drinking, smoking, and other forms of tobacco use are prohibited. 
  • All radiographic exposures must be part of a specific laboratory exercise and under the supervision of a faculty member. 
  • No student shall work in any of the labs without wearing a radiation dosimeter. 
  • Holding of radiographic phantoms during exposure is not permitted and no one should be in the imaging lab while exposures are being made. 
  • Doors to all lab areas must be closed during radiographic exposures and the outer door must be locked. 
  • Students are not permitted to utilize lab equipment to make radiographs of any human subject. Failure to comply with this rule may result in immediate dismissal from the program. 
  • At no time are exposures to be made that exceed the maximum allowable energy indicated by the x-ray tube manufacturer. Students should refer to the tube rating chart as necessary. 
  • All accidents occurring in any of the labs must be reported to the supervising faculty member immediately and use of equipment discontinued until the problem is corrected. 

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