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counter

 [kown´ter]
an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.
Coulter counter an automated instrument for performing blood counts, based on the principle that cells are poor electrical conductors compared with saline solution.
Geiger counter (Geiger-Müller counter) a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles. It is very sensitive to β particles but relatively insensitive to γ and x-rays.
scintillation counter a device for detecting ionization events, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance.

scin·til·la·tion count·er

an instrument used for the detection of radioactivity; the radiation is absorbed by a scintillator (a crystal or a compound, such as POPOP, in solution) that results in minute flashes of light that are detected by a photocathode. The resultant electron emission is amplified by a photomultiplier and an amplifier.

scintillation counter

n.
A device for detecting and counting scintillations produced by ionizing radiation.

scin·til·la·tion count·er

(sin'ti-lā'shŭn kown'tĕr)
An instrument used for the detection and measurement of radioactivity.

scin·til·la·tion count·er

(sin'ti-lā'shŭn kown'tĕr)
An instrument used for the detection and measurement of radioactivity.

counter

an instrument or apparatus by which numerical value is computed; in radiology, a device for enumerating ionizing events.

Coulter counter
Geiger counter, Geiger-Müller counter
a radiation counter using a gas-filled tube that indicates the presence of ionizing particles.
scintillation counter
a device for detecting beta and gamma rays, permitting determination of the concentration of radioisotopes in the body or other substance. It is more important for gamma rays, which are poorly measured by a Geiger counter.

scintillation

1. the emission of sparks.
2. a particle emitted in disintegration of a radioactive element.

scintillation camera
a stationary device that records a photographic image of the distribution of radioactivity of an organ after the administration of a radionuclide. A sequence of photographs records the uptake and the distribution of the radionuclide.
scintillation counter
see scintillation counter.
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Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Scintillation Counter by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), And Rest of World Market Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64
Table 24: World Long-term Projections for Scintillation Counter by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65
Table 25: World 10-Year Perspective for Scintillation Counter by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), And Rest of World Markets for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66
Table 38: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, f luorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32
Table 39: US Long-term Projections for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33
Table 40: US 10-Year Perspective for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Market for 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Table 41: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
Table 42: Canadian Long-term Projections for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Table 43: Canadian 10-Year Perspective for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Market for 2003, 2008 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2000 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38
Table 45: Japanese Long-term Projections for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39
Table 46: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for Microplate Instrumentation & Supplies by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for Microplate Readers (UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Fluorometer, Luminometer, Scintillation Counter, and Multimode Readers), Microplate Washers & Accessories, Microplate Liquid Handling & Robotic Equipment, and Microplates & Consumables Market for 2003, 2008 & 2012(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40