Radiation Safety Training
All personnel present during PET scans will need to complete a formal radiation safety certification process. At least one lab member must be present during the scan.
A Principal Radiation Worker is authorized to:
Handle radioactive material
Perform experiments using radioactive material in accordance with the Radiation Use Authorization (RUA)
Package and transfer radioactive waste
Perform work in dedicated radioactive material work areas
Contact Mary Susselman
to receive approval to be under the ALBMC radiation authorization permit. At this time Mary will give you the License Authorization Number. You will need this number to sign up for the class.
To register, please email
with the following information:
- First and Last Name:
- UCLA identification number (9-digit):
- Email address:
- Department name:
- Radiation-Authorized Principal Investigator (PI): John Mazziotta, MD, PhD
- Lab address (bldg./rm.):
- Lab extension (5-digit):
- Names of training classes: New Radiation Worker Qualification
- Dates requested:
- License Authorization Number (LA#):
Please be sure to bring a pen or pencil and arrive a few minutes early. The regulatory requirements of the material covered in the training require you to be present for the entire session. Late arrivals may not be able to participate and will be asked to reschedule.
- Reading the radiation safety handout
- Attending the training seminar
- Passing the exam
Your radiation badge and rings will be delivered to ALBMC on a quarterly basis. These dosimeters will be kept in the PET lab control room.
After you pass the radiation safety class/test, you will need to attend a short orientation at the ALBMC. Please contact Mary Susselman
to schedule your orientation and bring your new radiation badges with you.
One continuing education credit per calendar year must be completed to retain certification.
All personnel who will be present during PET scans need to be radiation safety certified. Please complete this process before the study begins.
Continuing education (CE) requirements include one training credit per calendar year. To maintain an active radiation safety certification, credits must be completed and reported before the end of each year. Click here to report your completed training credit.
Mary Susselman will send out continuing education details in the Fall of each year.