Tag: Radiation Monitoring

Personal Radiation Monitoring Devices: Features and Safety Issues

personal radiation monitoring devices

National regulations determine whether healthcare providers who work in radiology departments require radiation monitoring. In some countries it is mandatory for all personnel exposed to radiation to wear dose-monitoring badges. If individual monitoring is not mandatory, it may be useful to monitor the workplace by placing a dosimeter at a point of interest such as the operator’s position during the image acquisition. In addition, special precautions may be necessary for pregnant workers. Are you monitoring your radiation exposure at work? Do you know the correct way to use your radiation monitoring device? Read about the features of personal radiation monitoring devices used by radiologic technologists.

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10 Devices to detect and monitor radiation


Ionizing radiation can not be directly detected with the human senses. So we have developed many ways to detect it. Some devices work best for specific types of sources and purposes. Many dosimeters are now classified as self-reading and/or alarming devices. These instruments allow the user to select early warning and alarms for the amount of exposure that they receive and also to be warned of significantly higher than expected radiation levels. They also have digital read outs for instant access to the exposure monitoring data. These devices can also be linked electronically to a database or software program to maintain records and configure the devices.

Radiation detector PM1904 for iPhone. A new type of pocket dosimeter. When preset radiation thresholds are exceeded, device provides LED light alarm. All measurements are recorded in non-volatile memory. Courtesy Polimaster Inc.

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