Extremity TLD high dose response

D. K. Perkins*, Philip Gilvin

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The Extremity TLD service provided by the UK National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) supplies dosemeters to 3200 wearers in various occupations, primarily in the industrial, research and medical sectors. The dosemeters and associated processing equipment were supplied by Bicron/NE Technology Ltd and the service in this form has been operating successfully for over 15 years. The dosemeter uses LiF powder, which is deposited onto the adhesive face of a carbon-loaded Kapton® tape. This paper is a periodical re-evaluation of the system's high dose response. Whereas there are no UK requirements for extremity dosimetry services to hold approval for assessment of absorbed doses >0.5 Gy, it is useful to characterise how the dosemeter behaves at such levels.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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