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Dosimetry Badge Blog

The industry’s top wizards, doctors, and other experts offer their best advice, research, how-tos, and insights—all in the name of helping you level-up your radiation knowledge and happenings in your field.

How Dosimeters Work

Dosimeters measure prolonged exposure to potentially dangerous effects. They are used by workers and scientists in a variety of situations, but the most common dosimeters measure either ionizing radiation or noise over periods of time. They are small objects often...

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An Overview of Dosimetry Badges

Any individual who is occupationally exposed to ionizing radiation and is likely to receive a dose in excess of 10 percent of the applicable annual allowable limit will be issued a radiation monitoring device (radiation dosimeter). The radiation dosimeter is worn by...

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Benefits and Risks of Radiation

The effect of radiation on our bodies differs according to its type and energy. Scientists have known for more than 80 years that large doses of ionizing radiation can damage human tissues. As more was learned, experts became increasingly concerned about the...

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Dosimetry Badge Basics

What is dosimetry? – Dosimetry is the measurement of doses in matter and tissue from ionizing radiation or radioactivity   Why is radiation monitoring important? – NRC and agreement states that mandate employers provide protection and monitoring to insure...

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The Safety of Dental X-rays

X-rays are an important diagnostic tool in dentistry because of their ability to penetrate and pass through body tissues. Because they penetrate at different speeds depending on tissue density (shorter and thus darker on exposed film for soft tissues, longer and...

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Minimizing Occupational Exposure

“The ideal dose is the least amount of radiation possible to produce an acceptable image.”   Time Time is one of the three basic safety measures to reduce external radiation exposure. It is important for healthcare personnel to limit the amount of time spent in close...

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How to use your Dosimetry Badge correctly

Many people wear badges without regard to the guidelines prescribed by their provider. “Radiation badges” (dosimeters) are designed to be worn on the outside of the clothing, around the chest or extremity during the time the individual is exposed to occupational...

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Different Ways to Measure Radiation

THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSIMETERS TLDs are often used instead of the film badge. Like a film badge, it is worn for a period of time (usually 3 months or less) and then must be processed to determine the dose received, if any. A TLD contains a phosphor in a solid crystal...

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Why Dosimetry Badge

At Dosimetry Badge, we strive in outperforming our competitors in simplicity, customer care, and pricing. We thought that it would be a great idea to outline why we’re the best! Experience - Dosimetry Badge has been supplying X-ray badges to dental clinics, diagnostic...

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