The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is a unit of the University of Nebraska system and is the health sciences training center for the state of Nebraska. UNMC and its teaching hospital, The Nebraska Medical Center, has gained recognition as a center of excellence for teaching, quality patient care, and research programs. Radiation is used extensively in the hospital in the treatment of patients and in UNMC research laboratories to learn more about normal body function and diseases with the goal of developing better means of treating them. The high quality of medical care that we have today would not exist without the use of radiation.
The UNMC Radiation Safety Office (RSO) oversees the use of radiation and radioactive material at UNMC and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, to protect UNMC employees, students, the public, and the environment. The UNMC RSO also oversees the use of radioactive material at The Nebraska Medical Center and manages the personnel radiation monitoring program (e.g., radiation badging, bioassays) for both UNMC and the hospital.
Shackleford Hall (4367 Emile Street)
Hours: Monday through Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm.
Main office number: 402-559-6356.
In emergency situations
(e.g., major spills, contamination of personnel) immediately contact either the Radiation Safety Office or Security/Dispatch at 402-559-5555.