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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.

dosimeter

[dōsim′ətər]
Etymology: L, dosis + Gk, metron, measure
an instrument used to detect and measure accumulated radiation exposure. It consists of a pencil-sized ionization chamber with a self-reading electrometer.

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.

dosimeter

an instrument used to detect and measure exposure to radiation.
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The prefectural government deployed such dosimeters at 55 facilities in areas with relatively high-level radiation, such as the cities of Fukushima and Koriyama, last month at the request of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
TEPCO officials said the number of dosimeters available had declined from an initial 5,000 to 320 after the tsunami damaged devices.
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Abdel-Rehim, High-Dose Film Dosimeters Based on Bromophenol Blue or Xylenol Orange Dyed Polyvinyl Alcohol.
Everything on the dosimeter has been designed with the user in mind, including the intuitive software, DoseVision, which makes it ideal for users who are not specially trained to measure radiation exposure.
A straightforward approach to assessing the alanine time dependence would be to irradiate a select group of alanine dosimeters and record their response over several years.
But the -75A's DT-236A/P green wrist dosimeter, NSN 6665-01-602-9991, can be used only with the -75A.
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Dosimeters can be worn as badges or carried as devices around the size of a smartphone to detect radiation.
The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported on Saturday that an executive from Build-Up, a subcontrator to plant owner Tokyo Electric Power, told workers to cover the devices called dosimeters when working in high-radiation areas.
Dosimeters are often produced in a badge form so that they can be worn by individuals that need to monitor the radiation to which they are exposed.