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Personal radiation dosimeter improves staff safety
The Tracerco T404 personal electronic dosimeter, which is available in the UK from LabLogic Systems, is proving to be greatly effective in improving the safety of personnel working with radiation in both nuclear medicine and research environments.
The hospital’s radiation protection adviser Janis Brown said: “With its minute by minute breakdown of the wearer’s dose, the Tracerco T404 does what a modern PED should do; you can just put it on and forget about it. Afterwards it's very easy to retrieve the data in the right format. In fact the whole business of using it is so intuitive that you hardly need to read the manual.”
Similar benefits have been experienced in research applications. One UK university tracked radiation exposure during a cell labelling procedure, pin-pointing instances of high exposure and measuring the degree to which the member of staff was complying with good laboratory practice.
These experiences – graphs from which can be seen on the LabLogic website substantiate the TracercoT404 PED’s status as the easiest to read and operate on the market – despite a selling price half that of others.
Lightweight, weatherproof and drop-resistant, it offers a choice of three measurement modes and four alarm settings, and has one of the largest memories available. It is also intrinsically safe, so there is no need for a ‘hot work’ permit if it is used in a potentially explosive environment.
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LabLogic Systems has been supplying nucleonic instrumentation and scientific software since 1979 to pharmaceutical, agrochemical and contract research organisations, who use the company's products in their research and development activities.