A whole body counter optimized for measuring small children, called the BABYSCAN, was developed in order to fulfill the requests of families in Fukushima (10) at the end of 2013, and three units have been deployed so far.
The BABYSCAN is a whole body counter developed in 2013 for measuring small children in Fukushima (height less than 130 cm, and able to accommodate even newborn babies).
The BABYSCAN, a whole body counter (WBC) for small children, was developed in 2013, and units have been installed at three hospitals in Fukushima Prefecture.
(1984) FASTSCAN--A Computerized, Anthropometrically Designed, High Throughput, Whole Body Counter for the Nuclear Industry.
(2014) BABYSCAN: a whole body counter for small children in Fukushima.
If radon is stored in body fats and lipids, this storage should be reflected in [sup.214]Bi gamma emissions from subjects measured in a whole body counter
. Residential radon concentrations in Grand Forks, ND homes have been measured since 1988.
It is also using whole body counters
and conducting urine tests to measure internal radiation exposure on people who spend long hours outdoor, such as farmers and construction workers, as well as on children and mothers who were evacuated from the no-entry zone in the 20-kilometer radius from the crippled power plant.
The Fukushima Network to Protect Children from Radiation, a Fukushima-based NGO that sponsored the tests, is now urging the government to perform more widespread, internal contamination screenings using whole body counters
or radiation detectors.
They were tested using whole body counters
either at the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba city or the Japan Atomic Energy Agency in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture.
The group added that it will urge the central and local governments to have all citizens in the prefecture undergo detailed tests soon using whole body counters
The group added it will urge the central and local governments to have all citizens in the prefecture undergo detailed tests soon using whole body counters