We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.
Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Ampronix,  Inc

THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC

  Silver Thermo Fisher Scientific provides analytical instruments, lab equipment, specialty diagnostics, reagents and integrat... read more Featured Products: More products

New Monitoring Service Simplifies Radiation Safety Programs

By Medimaging International staff writers
Posted on 19 Mar 2019
Print article
Image: Examples of Thermo Fisher extremity dosimeters (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).
Image: Examples of Thermo Fisher extremity dosimeters (Photo courtesy of Thermo Fisher Scientific).
A new dosimetry monitoring service enables facilities with radiation safety requirements to streamline management of their safety programs.

The Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA, USA) Dosimetry Services are designed to enable facility operators to monitor and track individual employee accumulated radiation dose with precision and accuracy. Participating organizations can use any of the whole-body proprietary Harshaw thermoluminescence dosimeter (TLD) devices to accurately and reliably measure gamma, beta, and neutron radiation doses. The TLDs are durable and easy to wear in a ring, wristband, or headband, and are designed to enable flexible extremity monitoring, depending on the user's need.

Medical and imaging facilities, dental offices, veterinary clinics, nuclear power plants, laboratories, and other institutions can then use the dosimetry services to deliver dosimeters, read and store cumulative data, and produce recurrent dose reports from single provider. The dosimetry services are provided via an accredited lab, with the results delivered through an online account management service, Thermo Scientific MyRadCare, which provides an easy, mobile-friendly way to manage accounts. MyRadCare operates on secure servers and uses advanced encryption technology to ensure all of online information is protected.

“After years of working with customers on dosimetry selection and deployment, we realized we could streamline the process, especially at smaller facilities, by removing much of the burden from them,” said Julie Planchet, vice president of Thermo Fisher Scientific and general manager of field and safety instruments. “This new service gives facility management teams an easier way to track occupational doses, monitor exposure over time, and handle much of the complexity of compliance record-keeping and reporting.”

Ionizing radiation damage to the human body is cumulative, and is related to the total dose received. Those exposed to radiation, such as radiographers, nuclear power plant workers, interventional doctors using fluoroscopy and radiotherapy, those in laboratories using radionuclides, and hazardous materials (HAZMAT) teams are required to wear dosimeters so a record of occupational exposure can be made.


Print article
Radcal

Channels

Copyright © 2000-2019 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.