Fla. Admin. Code Ann. R. 64E-5.6331 - Calibration Measurements of Manual Brachytherapy Sources
(1) Before the first medical use of a brachytherapy source, the licensee shall, using published protocols currently accepted by nationally recognized bodies, determine the following:
(a) Source output or activity using a dosimetry system that meets the requirements of subsection 64E-5.640(1), F.A.C.; and
(b) Source positioning accuracy within applicators.
(2) Instead of a licensee making its own measurements as required in subsection 64E-5.6331(1), F.A.C., the licensee may use measurements provided by the source manufacturer or by a calibration laboratory accredited by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) that are made in accordance with subsection 64E-5.6331(1), F.A.C.
(3) A licensee shall mathematically correct the outputs or activities determined in subsection 64E-5.6331(1), F.A.C., for physical decay at intervals consistent with 1 percent physical decay.
(4) For each brachytherapy source the licensee shall retain the following records for three years after the last use of the source:
(a) The date of calibration;
(b) The manufacturer's name, model number, and serial number for the source and the instruments used to calibrate the source;
(c) The source output or activity;
(d) The source positioning accuracy within the applicators; and
(e) The name of the individual, the source manufacturer, or the calibration laboratory that performed the calibration.
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