The Bureau of Radiation Control offers or promotes a variety of radiation training courses, some of which are available for a limited time, and some of which are ongoing. A Radiation Training page has been created containing descriptions and registration instructions for these free, grant-funded courses. A new, one-day Radiation Response Volunteer Corps (RRVC) class will be offered again in 2013 at several Florida locations. Check back later for class dates.
The highly-sensitive, and routinely monitored, network of trace radiation monitors located in Florida did not pick up any radiation at levels that would have posed a health threat. Read more.
An article, Medical Response to a Major Radiologic Emergency: A Primer for Medical and Public Health Practitioners in the March 2010 Radiology journal is available. It describes the medical responses needed following a radiologic/nuclear incident. The Bureau wishes to thank the article's authors and the Radiology staff for giving permission to post the full article on our web site. Citation: Wolbarst A B, Wiley Jr. A L, Nemhauser J B, et al. Medical response to a major radiologic emergency: a primer for medical and public health practitioners. Radiology 2010;254:660-677.
A link to the new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On The Use Of Radionuclides In The Healing Arts page has been added on the Radioactive Materials home page. This FAQs page was created to help answer questions from Florida radioactive material licensees and other interested parties.
A link to our NRC Items of Interest page has been added on the left menu bar here on the Bureau of Radiation Control home page, and and also on the Radioactive Materials home page. This NRC Items page was created to help share documents that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) periodically posts on their web site that are important or of interest to Florida radioactive material licensees or the public.
Chapter 64E-5, Revision 10, F.A.C., effective February 11, 2010, has been posted on the Chapter 64E-5 page. The purpose of Revision 10 is to maintain required compatibility with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the medical use of radioactive materials and temporary jobsite requirements. For a summary of the new requirements, see Information Notice 2010-01.
Because of the serious nature of these overexposures, the Bureau strongly recommends all facilities performing CT exams review Information Notice 32 and perform the actions described therein. See this FDA notice, for more information or to report problems. The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) has also released guidance on CT protocol reviews.