Medical Facilities, Hospitals and Medical Waste

In medical and hospital environments, the requirements for radiation safety of doctors, support personnel, patients and the public are constantly changing and expanding. Included is exposure to radioisotopes by those working in radiation oncology and radiology departments who need to accurately monitor exposure rates and measure the radiation exposure (dose) they receive while working near medical equipment and instruments. They must be ensured that the radioactive sources in the equipment are intact and not emitting hazardous radiation levels. The potential is also very real for hospitals and emergency personnel to have exposure to radiation accident victim/s and a planned course of action should be followed. The monitoring of potentially hazardous medical waste is another area that must be effectively addressed.

LAURUS Systems is committed to providing the appropriate tools to best meet the requirements of all medical professionals. Survey meters, handheld contamination monitors, dosimetry programs, electronic self-reading dosimeters and fixed monitoring systems are just some of the solutions that LAURUS will custom tailor to meet specific needs and applications.

Instrument Index:

Personal Radiation Detectors

A Personal Radiation Detector (PRD) is designed to detect, and alert a minimally trained wearer to the presence of, small increases in the levels of ionizing radiation. The wearer should be able to use the PRD effectively while performing other tasks.

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Handheld Survey Instruments

Survey meters are portable radiation detection and measurement devices used to detect and measure external or ambient ionizing radiation fields. They are also used detect and monitor personnel, equipment and facilities for radiation and radioactive contamination.

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Isotope Identification and Spectroscopy

Hand-held Radioisotope Identification Devices (RIID’s) are designed to identify the isotopic composition of radioactive sources. A RIID is typically a small, handheld device that is generally easy to use and deploy. The devices are often multipurpose/multitask instruments able to detect different forms of radiation and perform a variety of functions; used to search, detect and identify radioactive materials.

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Portal and Area Monitoring

Radiation Portal Monitors (RPM’s) are passive radiation detection devices used for the screening of individuals, vehicles, cargo or other vectors for detection of radioactive materials or radiation contamination. They are designed to detect traces of radiation emitted from an object passing through it. Most times, gamma radiation is detected, and in some cases the monitors are complemented by neutron detection when sensitivity for special nuclear material is desired.

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Dosimeters and Dosimetry

A radiation dosimeter is a device that monitors and stores personal dose information for ionizing radiation. Dosimetry is routinely given to persons working with radioactive materials or radiation-producing machines. Typically however, dosimeters are provided to people who could potentially be exposed to radiation during the course of performing their jobs. This would apply to first responders, fire fighters, hazmat technicians and law enforcement personnel.

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