Using Radiology Devices in Research

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Investigators who wish to enroll human subjects in research that results in the absorption of ionizing radiation (e.g., x-rays, DEXA scanner, etc.) are required to obtain written approvals from two University of Oregon committees and one State agency before the research is initiated. The two committees are the Radiation Safety Committee and the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS/IRB); the state agency is the State of Oregon Radiation Protection Services, X-ray Program. Researchers who plan to use the DEXA scanner operated by the Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon need to contact John Halliwill, Ph.D.