thermoluminescent dosimeter


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ther·mo·lu·mi·nes·cent do·sim·e·ter

(TLD) (thĕr'mō-lū-mi-nes'ĕnt dō-sim'ĕ-tĕr)
Device resembling a film badge but that uses lithium fluoride crystals instead of film to record radiation exposure.
See also: film badge

thermoluminescent dosimeter

(thĕr″mō-loo-mĭ-nĕs′ĕnt)
A monitoring device consisting of a small crystal in a container that can be attached to a patient or to a health care worker. It stores energy when struck by ionizing radiation. When heated, it will emit light proportional to the amount of radiation to which it has been exposed.
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The newer optically stimulated luminescent dosimeter resembles and handles similarly to traditional film and thermoluminescent dosimeters and combines the best features of both while eliminating some of the disadvantages.
The studied sand samples can be used as thermoluminescent dosimeters for applications in different areas.
3] pellets as thermoluminescent dosimeters for the therapeutic dose range.
The response behaviour of LiF Mg,Cu,P thermoluminescent dosimeters to high energy electron beams used in radiotherapy.
Four sets of four thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) (TLD-100; Harshaw Bicron, Solon, Ohio) (Figure 1C) were labeled and attached to the breast tissue equivalent phantom.
Uncertainties in dose estimates in the worker cohorts are caused by sampling variation in measurements from film badges and thermoluminescent dosimeters, adjustments made to doses below the limit of detection, and attenuation of externally measured dose by shielding (Gilbert 1998; Gilbert and Fix 1995).
Monitoring is performed with personnel dosimeters such as pocket dosimeters, film badges and thermoluminescent dosimeters.
In a previous article,[4] we compared the DAP meter to thermoluminescent dosimeters in chest radiography and concluded that the DAP meter could be a convenient and accurate method of measuring the entrance skin exposure (ESE) with a known x-ray field size.