whole-body counter


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whole-bod·y count·er

shielding and instrumentation, usually involving more than one detector, designed to evaluate the total-body burden of various gamma-emitting nuclides.

whole-bod·y count·er

(hōl-bod'ē kown'tĕr)
Shielding and instrumentation, usually involving more than one detector, designed to evaluate the total-body burden of various gamma-emitting nuclides.
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2014) Comprehensive whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children for three consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident.
The radiation monitoring comprises also the detection of possible internal exposure with the whole-body counter.
2) The data include, for example, whole-body counter surveys, (3-6) duplicate-diet studies, (7) the inspection of "all rice in all rice bags" harvested in Fukushima (2012-2014).
In this regard, the results of the whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children, conducted for four consecutive years (2011-2014) with high (>90%) coverage provide valuable sampling-bias-free information, are worth reporting, particularly because the majority of the children are regularly consuming local/home-grown foodstuffs, as will be shown later.
This present paper reports the results of the 2014 internal-contamination surveys, in which we used a newly-developed whole-body counter called Babyscan, (13) having a detection limit of <50 Bq/body, for children with a height of less than 130 cm.
As the first group to be examined, 10 people from the town of Namie visited the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in the city of Chiba to check the amount of radioactive materials inside their bodies through urine tests and measurements by whole-body counters.

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