A THEORETICAL CONCEPT FOR MEASURING DOSES FROM EXTERNAL RADIATION SOURCES IN RADIATION PROTECTION
A physically consistent concept is presented for monitoring individual exposures from external radiation, giving quantitative relations between dosemeter readings, doses in an arbitray phantom (receptor doses) and receptor-free radiation field quantities. As a consequence, the aim of the design for the construction of dosemeters consisting of one or several detectors can be formulated mathematically. A distinction is made between "fitted" dosemeters satisfying this relation, and "non-fitted" dosemeters which do not. The calibration of both types is discussed in detail. For non-fitted dosemeters, procedures to determine the error limits are given. The application to accident dosimetry is briefly discussed.
Bibliographic Reference: PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, VOL. 28 (1983), NO. 5, PP. 521-533
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