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dosimeter

 [do-sim´ĕ-ter]
an instrument used to detect and measure exposure to radiation.

do·sim·e·ter

(dō-sim'ĕ-tĕr),
A device for measuring radiation, especially x-rays.
[G. dosis, dose, + metron, measure]

dosimeter

(dō-sĭm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period.

do·sim·e·ter

(dō-sim'ĕ-tĕr)
1. A device for measuring radiation, especially x-rays.
2. In pulmonary function testing, a device that can be triggered automatically by a sensor near the subject's mouth or manually by a technician and that allows for the delivery of a reproducible dose from a nebulizer.
[G. dosis, dose, + metron, measure]

dosimeter

One of various devices that measure and indicate the total dose of radiation received. A dose rate meter is an instrument that measures the intensity of radiation at a particular site.

film badge

(film baj)
Device consisting of a strip of photographic film in a lightproof envelope, worn by dentists and ancillary personnel to monitor occupational exposure to x-rays.
Synonym(s): radiation dosimeter.
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The films were stored before irradiation for a period of three days under the same relative humidity conditions as when irradiated, so that the equilibrium moisture content in dosimeter was kept constant during irradiation.
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Usability of aqueous solutions of meyhyl red as high- dose dosimeter for gamma radiation.
The cyanotype dosimeter presented in this article can be used to simply indicate the presence of UV radiation or can be further calibrated to measure the radiation received in any particular environment.
To support an effective response after a radiological attack, a dosimeter must be affordable, durable, portable, and easy to use with minimal training.
where Body and Neck refer to the deep dose determined from the dosimeter worn on the trunk of the body and at the neck level respectively.
A personnel dosimeter is a monitoring device worn by radiologists, radiologic technologists and others to detect and measure the quantity of ionizing radiation the wearer has been exposed to over a period of time.
Occupational safety and health concerns about the voices of singers and actors have led to development of the NCVS dosimeter with which otolaryngologists can evaluate vocal fatigue.
Gordham Patel at JP Laboratories in Middlesex, N.J, has the solution to that dilemma with his Self-Indicating Instant Radiation Alert Dosimeter, or SIRAD.