RSO is the operational arm of the University Radiation Safety Committee and
is responsible for developing and carrying out a radiation safety program that
ensures the safe use of ionizing radiation, and compliance with regulations.
RSO performs routine quality control and radiation safety testing on the
x-ray equipment at your facility. These tests verify that your x-ray machines
comply with applicable rules and regulations, and that a consistent level of
image quality is provided to the patients, while maintaining a low radiation
dose. In addition, Radiation Safety provides personnel training, and, when
needed, personnel monitoring devices.
RSO also provides facility radiation shielding evaluations and testing for
new construction and renovations. To ensure compliance with applicable
regulations, it is imperative that Radiation Safety be involved in the planning
stages of all construction and renovation of x-ray facilities.
RSO has health physicists on staff ready to answer your questions. We urge
you to call for assistance if you have any uncertainties regarding the topics
covered in this manual, or have any other concerns. Radiation Safety can be
reached at 206.616.5564.