a small portable instrument (such as a film badge, thermoluminescent, or pocket dosimeter) for measuring and recording the total accumulated personal dose of ionizing radiation--dosimetry, monitoring of individuals to accurately determine their radiation dose equivalent return to:  [ Click "BackButton" for previous location] | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | xyz
An instrument that measures the dose of ionizing radiation. biological dosimeter is a biological or biochemical indicator of the effects of exposure, such as a change in blood chemistry or in blood count. A highly accurate biological dosimeter has yet to be found.
a small portable instrument (such as a film badge, thermoluminescent dosimeter [TLD], or pocket dosimeter) for measuring and recording the total accumulated dose of ionizing radiation a person receives.
A small, pocket-sized device used for monitoring radiation exposure of personnel. Before use, it is given a charge, and the amount of discharge that occurs is a measure of the accumulated radiation exposure.
A dosimeter is a device used to record the amount of radiation received by workers from X-rays or other radiation, usually consisting of a small piece of photographic film in a holder attached to the clothing. At regular intervals the film is examined to determine the amount of radiation it (and therefore, the wearer) has received.
Instrument to detect and measure accumulated radiation exposure. During the Gulf War, two types of dosimeters were used: a pencil-sized ionization chamber with a self-indicating electrometer and a wrist watch dosimeter, which requires a separate reader. The wrist watch dosimeter detects both gamma and neutron radiation and is intended to measure high doses, e.g., following tactical employment of nuclear weapons (rather than DU contamination) on the battlefield.
An instrument, device, or material used to detect and measure accumulated radiation exposure. During the Gulf War, US forces used two types of dosimeters: a pencil-sized ionization chamber with a self-indicating (one capable of being read by the user) electrometer, and a wrist watch dosimeter, which must be sent to a laboratory to be read. The wrist watch dosimeter measures both gamma and neutron radiation and is designed to measure high doses -- i.e., following the explosion of a nuclear weapon on the battlefield. Neither was designed to detect or measure DU contamination.
Instrument used to detect and measure an accumulated dosage of radiation; in common usage it is a pencil-size ionization chamber with a built-in self-reading electrometer; used for personal monitoring. See Dosimeter, Pocket.
A dosimeter is any device used to measure an individual's exposure to a hazardous environment, particularly when the hazard is cumulative over long intervals of time, or one's lifetime. This article pertains to a radiation dosimeter and the science of dosimetry, but other dosimeters also exist, such as sound dosimeters.