Calibration of personal dosemeters in terms of the ICRU operational quantities

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The International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (ICRU) has defined several new operational quantities for radiation protection purposes. The quantities to be used for personal monitoring are defined at depths in the human body. Because these quantities are impossible to measure directly, the ICRU has recommended that personal dosemeters should be calibrated under simplified conditions on an appropriate phantom, such as the ICRU sphere. The US personal dosimetry accreditation programs make use of a 30 {times} 30 {times} 15 cm polymethymethacrylate (PMMA) phantom, therefore it is necessary to relate the response of dosemeters calibrated on this phantom to the ... continued below

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McDonald, J.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)) & Hertel, N.E. (Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering) May 1, 1992.

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The International Commission on Radiological Units and Measurements (ICRU) has defined several new operational quantities for radiation protection purposes. The quantities to be used for personal monitoring are defined at depths in the human body. Because these quantities are impossible to measure directly, the ICRU has recommended that personal dosemeters should be calibrated under simplified conditions on an appropriate phantom, such as the ICRU sphere. The US personal dosimetry accreditation programs make use of a 30 {times} 30 {times} 15 cm polymethymethacrylate (PMMA) phantom, therefore it is necessary to relate the response of dosemeters calibrated on this phantom to the ICRU operational quantities. Calculations of the conversion factors to compute dosemeter response in terms of the operational quantities have been performed using the code MCNP. These calculations have also been compared to experimental measurements using thermoluminescent (TLD) detectors.

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  • 8. International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) world congress, Vancouver (Canada), 10-22 May 1992

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  • Report No.: PNL-SA-19259
  • Report No.: CONF-920501--15
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5222122
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McDonald, J.C. (Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States)) & Hertel, N.E. (Texas Univ., Austin, TX (United States). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering). Calibration of personal dosemeters in terms of the ICRU operational quantities, article, May 1, 1992; Richland, Washington. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1074638/: accessed December 12, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.