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Radiation Safety Officer Training

Medical radiation safety officer training updates your skills to help you understand and manage all functions required of today’s medical RSO

Invest in five days of professional education and hands-on training to increase your health physics and compliance knowledge and improve on-the-job safety performance. Attendees receive CE credits from the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (33 hour credits, Category A) and the American Academy of Health Physics (40 hour credits). Future courses will meet Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accreditation for 15-hour radiation safety training requirements

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The Details
Who Should Attend?

Current and prospective RSOs as well as health physics technologists, technicians and administrators with radiation safety responsibilities will benefit from this course.

Learn From Leaders

The rigorous curriculum is taught by LANDAUER experts in imaging physics, dosimetry, and technical services. The small class size (limit: 24) and hands-on exercises encourage rapid learning of key concepts and essential skills.

Interactive classes are held at a hotel in downtown Chicago with a one-day trip to LANDAUER global headquarters in Glenwood, IL, for laboratory instruction.

Information on hotel accommodations is provided at the time of registration

5-Day Schedule

MON: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Health physics 101 regulations and standards

TUE: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Managing the radiation protection program instrumentation dosimetry

WED: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tour of LANDAUER dosimetry plant lab stations

THU: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hospital and medical imaging environment radioisotope therapy

FRI: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Department of Transportation guidelines wrap-up and evaluations

Targeted Topics Worth Your Time
Sharpen your RSO "How-To" skills. From changing regulations to fetal doses, the LANDAUER curriculum focuses exactly on what you need to know.

Managing the Hospital Radiation Environment

  • Use various types of survey meters – Geiger-Mueller, Ion Chamber, Sodium Iodide – and know their uses and limitations
  • Set up and equip a nuclear medicine hot lab
  • Perform a nuclear medicine audit
  • Understand shielding requirements for various imaging modalities, including radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT nuclear medicine, and PET (including quiet rooms)
  • Identify hazards inherent to diagnostic X-ray, brachytherapy, external beam therapy, and nuclear medicine in medical settings
  • Respond to radioactive spills
  • Manage radioactive waste


  • Apply for Radioactive Materials License and amendments using NRC methodology
  • Prepare for a regulatory inspection
  • Perform a Radiation Protection Survey
  • Manage a Radiation Protection Program
  • Protect staff and minimize dose in interventional labs
  • Prepare and ship radioactive package in accordance with Department of Transportation hazardous materials requirements

Interesting in Laser Training?

Contact us if you are interested in adding a session on laser training to the Medical RSO Training classes scheduled for 2018

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