Radiation Safety Review

The following procedures govern radiation safety reviews for FHCRC studies and for UW/FHCRC Consortium studies:

Summary of Key Contacts and Requirements:

Following is a chart summarizing the key requirements and contacts for radiation safety review relating to FHCRC studies and FHCRC and UW Consortium studies:

Institution and Requirements

Contact Name Phone

University of Washington Medical Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
In order to simplify the process of review, the UW and SCCA radiation review committees have combined to form one committee which will review radiation being delivered to research participants at UW and/or SCCA. Investigators of studies involving radiation dose delivery at the UW Medical Center and/or SCCA may need to complete Human Subjects Radiation Approval Committee (HSRAC) Forms.

Examples if radiation use that requires HSRAC review can be found at:  http://www.ehs.washington.edu/forms/rso/rsoform.shtm.   

Examples of HSRAC approved consent form risk language can be found in the following document from HSRAC (you will need Internet Explorer to open the file): Additional HSRAC information and template consent language.

Any questions, contact Matt Asay, MD, PhD, UW Compliance Analyst, Box 354400, 201 Hall Health; Seattle, WA 98195-4400. Please contact him for further questions regarding forms or review requirements.

Matt Asay, MS, PhD 206-685-5313
Seattle Children's
Investigators of studies involving radiation dose delivery at Seattle Children's must contact the Seattle Childrens Radition Safety Committee for review requirements.
Marguerite(Meg) Parisi, MD 206-987-2134
Investigators of studies involving radiation dose delivery at FHCRC facilities must contact the FHCRC Radiation Safety Officer for review requirements.
Bruce Busby 206-667-4045

Other Performance Sites:

If your research study involves radiation procedures at multiple performance sites, you are responsible for checking with each site to confirm the applicable review requirements for that site and obtaining any required approvals. Accrual of research participants may not begin at a performance site until after you have received any required approval from that site.

IRB Documentation Required:

You are responsible for submiting all approval documents resulting from any required radiation safety review to the FHCRC IRB.


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