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Learn new skills from classroom and hands-on training to help you understand, perform, and manage all functions required of today’s Medical RSO.

Who should attend:

  • Current and prospective RSOs and authorized users who want to extend their knowledge
  • Health physics technologists, technicians, or administrators with limited radiation safety responsibilities

Cost: $1795 per person

This includes three days of training, breakfasts, lunches, refreshments, and ASRT credits (TBD). Lodging and transportation is not included.

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Tuesday, September 27

8:00 – 9:00 Intro & Overview

  • Introductions and review agenda

9:00 – 10:00 Health Physics Basics

  • Describe the types of radiation you can encounter in the medical environment
  • Identify half-lives of commonly used isotopes in the hospital environment
  • Summarize the components of an ALARA program

10:00 – 12:00 Regulations and Standards

  • Discuss complex regulations pertaining to medical radiation
  • Compare NUREG to Regulations and Regulatory Guides
  • Examine State Regulations vs Federal Regulations

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Discussion

  • Recap what has been learned so far
  • Discuss common concerns faced in your own environment
  • Discuss roadblocks that keep you from doing what is needed

1:00 – 3:00 Dosimetry

  • Describe how to manage a dosimetry program
  • Interpret how to read a report
  • Explain reporting requirements
  • Estimate Fetal Dose calculation

3:00 – 5:00 Managing the Radiation Protection Program

  • Discuss different approaches to staff protection
  • Interpret fetal dose requirements
  • Describe the components of an annual review
Wednesday, September 28

8:00 – 10:00 Instrumentation Overview

  • Compare the types of meters you can use
  • Employ contamination prevention and cleanup
  • Discuss QC/QA requirements

10:00 – 12:00 Managing the overall Hospital Environment

  • Compare different modalities in a radiology department
  • Explain the role of the RSO
  • Discuss radiation with patients and staff

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch Discussion

  • Recap what has been learned so far
  • Discuss radiation safety concerns you might have
  • Discuss resources available to you online

1:00 – 3:00 Nuclear Medicine Environment

  • Recognize imaging and hot lab instrumentation
  • Explain waste management and best practices
  • Identify recordkeeping requirements

3:00 – 5:00 Radioisotope Therapy

  • Recognize the common types of radioisotope therapy offered
  • Explain waste management and best practices
  • Discuss radiation protection regarding therapy
  • Identify recordkeeping requirements
Thursday, September 29

8:00 – 11:00 DOT

  • Discuss who needs training and what training requirements are needed
  • Demonstrate preparing a package
  • Demonstrate receiving a package
  • Discuss state requirements and DOT regulations

11:00 – 12:00 Lunch Discussion

  • Recap what has been learned so far
  • Discuss radiation safety concerns you might have
  • Discuss resources available to you online


12:00 – 4:00 Factory Tour

  • Explain how radiation dosimeters are manufactured
  • Demonstrate how radiation dosimeters are analyzed
  • Differentiate the different dosimeters available
  • Describe the history of the process and the company
  • Q&A

Shawn Pickett

Shawn Pickett

Shawn Pickett is the Radiation Safety Support Services Director for LANDAUER Medical Physics. After spending many years as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist in Texas, Shawn took on a role as Supervisor of Nuclear Medicine for a large healthcare system. Currently, Shawn is working with LANDAUER to develop a team of Radiation Safety Officers to support clients in the medical use of radiation nationwide. Shawn has been the named RSO on many medical use licenses in multiple states, and he has advised hundreds of clients across the country on the safe use of radiation.

Mirela Kerr

Mirela Kirr

Mirela Kirr holds a Masters Degree in Health Physics from Illinois Institute of Technology and has more than 20 years experience in radiation dosimetry and health physics. She is the Vice President, Radiological Services and Regulatory Affairs for LANDAUER, where she is responsible for Radiological Services which includes dosimetry and radiological instrument calibration. In addition, Mirela is responsible for dosimetry accreditation and overall regulatory affairs for LANDAUER.

David Knight

David Knight

David Knight has served as the Regional Director for Landauer Medical Physics Mid-South & Great Lakes regions for the last 6 years. His background is in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, and he worked in the clinical setting for 15 years prior to entering Medical Physics.  During his time in the clinical arena, David was blessed to work in many different capacities, including Staff Technologist, Lead Technologist, Supervisor, and Radiology Director. The experiences he gained leading the day-to-day operations of a hospital department have been a huge asset for LANDAUER clients and the Medical Physics team.

Official Hotel & Conference Center

LaBanque Hotel

All classes will be held at LaBanque Hotel. Mention LANDAUER when booking to receive a discount.

2034 Ridge Rd.
Homewood, IL 60430



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Homewood Suites

9120 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321

Best Western

17345 Halsted St
South Holland, IL 60473