Performance testing of selected types of electronic personal dosimeters used in Sudan

I. I. Suliman, E. H. Yousif, A. A. Beineen, B. E. Yousif, M. Hassan

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Abstract

Measurements were carried out for calibration and performance testing of a set of 10 electronic personal dosimeters (EPDs) at the Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory of Sudan. Calibrations were carried out at three X-ray beam qualities described in ISO standard 4037 in addition to 137Cs and 60Co gamma ray beams. The experimental was performed with EPDs mounted on ICRU Slab phantom. X-ray and γ-ray beams were characterized in terms of air kerma free-in-air which were converted to the known delivered personal dose equivalent, Hp(10) using appropriate the air kerma to personal dose equivalent conversion coefficients. Dosimeters tested showed excellent energy and angular response and relative error of indication within the recommended limit for photon energies from 65 keV to 1.25 MeV. The study showed encouraging results for using electronic dosimeters in personal dosimetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1582-1584
Number of pages3
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume45
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Keywords

  • Electronic personal dosimeters
  • Personal dose equivalent
  • Radiation dosimetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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Suliman, I. I., Yousif, E. H., Beineen, A. A., Yousif, B. E., & Hassan, M. (2010). Performance testing of selected types of electronic personal dosimeters used in Sudan. Radiation Measurements, 45(10), 1582-1584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.radmeas.2010.05.032