How to choose the correct radiation dosimeter
Updated: May 6, 2021
Radiation monitoring is an integral part of good health physics practice at every medical facility that performs radiation therapy and nuclear imaging activities. It is the core discipline of Radiation Safety Officers (RSOs), Health Physicists, Medical Physicists, Radiologists and Nuclear Medicine Technicians and it is almost universally their responsibility to be acutely aware of radiation exposure rates for facility staff and patients.
Dosimeters measure the dose of radiation that a person has been exposed to, or accumulated, during the course of a day or several days, whatever interval that the RSO has established based on the worker’s expected exposure. Dosimeters range from the simple to more complex.
Choosing the correct dosimeter for your application can be a daunting task. There are many different varieties and options.
Different models and their options may differ depending on design, functionality, and operation. First, you should consider your needs. Second, Take a look at our document, Selecting s Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) - you may also view the chart below. And for good measure, give Advetage Solutions a call to verify your choice. Dosimeters are used to protect your health. We want to make sure you have the best solution.