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What does MCW consider to be radioactive material?


Radioactive material is composed of unstable isotopes of elements that are special in their characteristic emission of ionizing radiation.  These materials are useful in research as tracers in biological and chemical processes.

The use of radiation and radioactive material at MCW and Froedtert Hospital (FH) must be done with the prior approval of the Radiation Safety Committee. Investigators wishing to apply for authorization to use radiation or radioactive material should read the Standard Operating Policies, complete the appropriate form from our Office of Radiation Safety - Forms web page and submit the application to the Office of Radiation Safety.

Not sure which form is appropriate for your needs? View the Radiation Safety Application Process Flowchart

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