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Development of an algorithm for evaluating personal doses due to photon fields in terms of operational quantities for TLD badge system in India.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19755432     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In order to evaluate and report the personal doses in terms of personal dose equivalent, the performance of the CaSO(4):Dy based thermoluminescence dosemeter (TLD) badge used for countrywide personnel monitoring in India is investigated using monoenergetic and narrow spectrum radiation qualities equivalent to those given in ISO standards. Algorithms suitable for evaluating H(p)(10) and H(p)(0.07) within +/- 30 % are developed from the responses of dosemeter elements/discs under different filters for normal as well as angular irradiation conditions using these beams. The algorithm is tested for TLD badges irradiated to mixtures of low- and high-energy ((137)Cs) beams in various proportions. The paper concludes with the results of test of algorithm by evaluation of badges used in the IAEA/RCA intercomparison studies and discussion on inherent limitations.
S M Pradhan; C Sneha; G Chourasiya; M M Adtani; S M Tripathi; S K Singh
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Radiation protection dosimetry     Volume:  136     ISSN:  1742-3406     ISO Abbreviation:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-22     Completed Date:  2009-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8109958     Medline TA:  Radiat Prot Dosimetry     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  176-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Radiological Physics and Advisory Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai 400 085, India.
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MeSH Terms
Body Burden*
Occupational Exposure / analysis*
Radiation Dosage
Thermoluminescent Dosimetry / instrumentation*,  methods*

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