The re-usability of the Vinten extremity dosemeter

J. B. O'Hagan, T. M. Francis, S. M. Williams

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The Vinten extremity dosemeter is designed as a disposable thermoluminescence dosemeter to provide specific information related to low energy photon and beta radiation fields. A study was carried out to explore the possibility of re-using the dosemeter. This is particularly useful for improving the precision when calibrating a batch of dosemeters. Also it would be possible to research the characteristics of the dosemeter by changing the conditions for an individual dosemeter. A similar standard deviation was observed between individual dosemeters in the batch for a given cycle of measurement and between six cycles of measurement for a given dosemeter (15% coefficient of variation at an absorbed dose of 25 mGy in ICRU tissue).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-192
Number of pages2
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1987


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