Document Details


Title:
ORGANIZATION OF SECONDARY STANDARD DOSIMETRY LABORATORY FOR THE INDIAN REGION
Subject Terms:
DOSIMETRY; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; LABORATORIES; DOSEMETERS; CALIBRATION STANDARDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS
Document Location:
Location - NNSA/NSO Nuclear Testing Archive Address - P.O. Box 98521 City - Las Vegas State - NV Zip - 89193-8521 Phone - (702)794-5106 Fax - (702)862-4240 Email - CIC@NV.DOE.GOV
Document Type:
REPORT
Publication Date:
1977 Dec 09
Declassification Status:
Never classified
Document Pages:
0004
Accession Number:
NV0062664
Document Number(s):
IAEASM22228
Originating Research Org.:
BAHABBA ATOMIC RESEARCH CENTER, TROMBAY, BOMBAY
OpenNet Entry Date:
1994 Aug 26
Description/Abstract:
THE STATUS OF RADIATION DOSIMETRY PRACTISED IN HOSPITALS IN ANY COUNTR Y DEPENDS MAINLY ON THE AVAILABILITY OF DOSIMETERS CALIBRATION FACILIT IES AND TRAINED MAN-POWER. THE PRACTICE OF RADIATION DOSIMETRY IS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT WITH THE STEEP INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF TELETHERA PY UNITS AND HIGH ENERGY ACCELERATORS AND THE COMMERCIAL AVAILABILITY OF COBALT-60, CESIUM 137 BRACHYTHERAPY SOURCES AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF RADIOPHARMACEUTICALS IN A BIG DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIKE INDIA. FOR THI S PURPOSE A COHERENT PROGRAMME INVOLVING ALL THE ABOVE ASPECTS WAS INI TIATED IN INDIA LESS THAN TWO DECADES AGO AND MOST OF THE OBJECTIVES H AVE BEEN FULFILLED. THE SALIENT FEATURES AND SUCCESS ACHIEVED IN ALL THE ASPECTS OF THIS PROGRAMME ARE DESCRIBED. THE ROLE OF THE RADIOLOG ICAL STANDARDS LABORATORY WHICH HAS ASSUMED THE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBIL ITY OF THE SECONDARY STANDARDS DOSIMETRY LABORATORY IN INDIA IS EMPHAS ISED. THE TWO MAIN PROGRAMMES OF THE SECONDARY STANDARD DOSIMETRY LAB ORATORY ARE (1) THE CONTINUATION OF THE TLD INTERCOMPARISON SERVICE AT ARTED BY IAEA/WHO AND (2) CALIBRATION SERVICES FOR DOSIMETERS AND THER APY BEAMS. THE DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMME AND THE RESULTS ARE OUTLINED.


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