Texas Tech University

Radiation Safety

The Radiation Protection Program at Texas Tech University serves a radiation-use program that is overseen by a Radioactive Materials Broad License issued to the University by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Most of our radiation-use program currently consists of researchers using radioisotopes to label amino acids on proteins, nucleic acids that have been isolated or in the chromosome structure; and researchers using X-ray diffraction machines and small sealed sources. The use of ionizing radiation is important to academic research, and using these materials and instruments safely is obviously of equal importance.

For more information or questions please contact the Radiation Safety Section at 806-742-3876.

2017 Radiation Program Audit

Resources

Texas Department of State Health Services Radiation Control Program

Environmental Health & Safety