This training is available on CITI or By Request


This online training through CITI contains training on the safe use of Ni-63 Electron Capture Devices or ECDs (i.e. x-ray diffraction, x-ray imaging or electron microscopes). Topics principles of radiation, radiation safety basics, program requirements and security of radioactive materials, as well as MSU's rules governing the use of these devices. 



Completion Information

Watching a video will release a quiz for which a 80% or higher score is required. Training certificates are available upon request. The Principle Investigator must submit an amendment to add attendees as authorized users to their protocol prior to starting work with the Ni-63 electron capture device.

Valid for  3 years
Duration Less than 1 Hour
Course Materials None, completely online
Training Outcome

At the conclusion of the training attendees will understand the following in regards to radiation safety: 

  • Radiation Basics
  • Radiation Regulations

  • Radiation Hazard Prevention

  • Radioactive Material Use

  • Radioactive Waste

  • Emergencies

  • Inspections

  • The characteristics of beta radiation from Ni-63
  • Presence of shielding by the design of the ECD unit
  • MSU’s program requirements
  • Security of ECD requirements