Whole Body Counters in Biomedical Research
Keywords: Radiation fallout, Absorption tests, Detectors, Shielding, Detector subject geometry
AbstractWhole body counter plays an important role in medical diagnosis and clinical research. It has been used for monitoring of radiation workers for the assessment of internal contamination or assessment of activity in persons exposed to radiation fallout. In a nuclear emergency like Chernobyl, neutron exposure to the radiation victims was assessed by measuring the induced activity of /sup 24/Na. Apart from its use in determining certain element composition in the body, it has got a number of clinical applications like absorption tests, and metabolic and kinetic studies. The work done at INMAS whole body counter facility is also discussed.
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Jain, S. (2013). Whole Body Counters in Biomedical Research. Defence Science Journal, 44(1), 15-19. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.44.4146
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