Radiation Safety and Health Physics

The Health Physics division of the Department of Nuclear Medicine has provided radiation safety support services since 1972.

The Health Physics division’s multitude of services helps to ensure compliance with the New York State Dept. of Health and the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation rules and regulations. The Health Physics division is also heavily invested in the teaching responsibilities within the Department of Nuclear Medicine.


  • Semi-annual Radioactive Materials License Audits
  • Survey Meter Calibrations
  • Semi-annual Leak testing
  • Worker Dose from Aerosol / Xenon Calculations
  • Sink Discharge Calculations
  • Close Out Surveys
  • Shielding Calculations
  • Well Counter Acceptance Testing
  • Uptake Probe Acceptance Testing
  • Dose Calibrator Acceptance Testing
  • Thyroid Bioassays (131I, 124I, 125I)


  • NMD 325 Course – “Radiation Safety for the Nuclear Medicine Technologist”
  • NMD 421 Labs – “Basic Radiation Science”
  • NMD 424 Course – “Nuclear Medicine Imaging Physics”
  • NMD 340 Course – “Patient Care & Management in Nuclear Medicine Technology”
  • NMD 324 Labs – “Nuclear Medicine Technology Laboratory”
  • NMD 350 Course – “X-Ray and CT Physics”


Fast, Egon

Egon Fast, MEd

Nuclear Medicine Technology Program Director

105 Parker Hall Buffalo, NY 14214

Phone: (716) 829-2820

Email: fast@buffalo.edu

Hammersmith, Michael

Michael Hammersmith, MS, DABR, DABSNM

Assistant Professor/Clinical Coordinator

105 Parker Hall Buffalo, NY 14214

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Email: mmh4@buffalo.edu