The most recent inspection of KUMC's Radioactive Materials License was performed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on September 9, 2015. This letter indicates that there were no violations and no items of non-compliance.
The most recent inspection of The KU Breast Cancer Survivorship Center's x-ray registration (no 6820) was performed by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on August 25, 2014. This letter indicates that there were no violations and no items of non-compliance.
The Kansas Department of Health and Enviroment (Bureau of Community Health Systems) regulations can be found on their website.
The RSC is the administrative body responsible for the safe handling of radioactive materials within KUMC. The RSC membership always includes:
Please contact the RSO if you are interested in knowing who the current members are. The RSC meets at least quarterly and its responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
It is the RSC's policy to encourage and promote the safe handling of radiation at KUMC. To this end, the KUMC Radiation Safety Program has been designed to help Authorized Users with any problems that may arise from the use of radiation. The Radiation Safety Program relieves the individual Authorized User the time-consuming work of obtaining an individual state license, interpreting radiation regulations and keeping extensive records. The Radiation Safety Program provides the Radiation Worker with most of the services necessary for compliance with the state radiation safety standards. The Authorized User is ultimately responsible for radiation safety.
The RSC also has the responsibility for controlling the use of radiation-producing equipment, e.g., x-ray machines, electron microscopes, etc. Persons desiring to use radiation-producing equipment must have appropriate training and qualifications to use and operate such equipment.