Graphical Comparison of Electroic Personal Dosimeters
Source: Radiation Dosimeters For Response And Recovery, Market Survey Report (PDF - 1.87 MB) (DHS/OSTP/NUSTL, June 2016, page 9 of document)
- The x-axis on the bottom is exposure rate (R/h)
- The x-axis on the top corresponds to Response Zones where each dosimeter might be most useful. Definition of response zones is shown on the graphic, but various groups have defined the zones differently.
- The types of dosimeters are listed on the left of the graphic.
- See below for a description of the kinds of personal dosimeters in the document. They are on pages 21-41.
- "Individual Product Descriptions" and photographs of each device are described beginning on page 21 of the report. The following categories of dosimeters are mentioned with many individual products listed for each type.
- Electronic Dosimeters (Section 4.1)
- Self-Reading Dosimeters (Section 4.2)
- Processed Dosimeters – User Readable (Section 4.3)
- Processed Dosimeters – from Dosimetry Service Providers (Section 4.4)
Table 1: Radiological Quantities and Units
(for health physics)
|Personal Dose Equivalent||Hp||rem||Sv|
|Ambient Dose Equivalent||H*||rem||Sv|
(for measure radiation fields)
Source: page 3 of document
Table 2: U.S. Radiation Dosimeter Standards
|Standard Number (year)
|ANSI N42.49A (2011)|| American National Standard for Performance Criteria for Alarming Electronic Personal Emergency Radiation Detectors (PERDs) for Exposure Control|
|ANSI N42.49B (2013)||American National Standard for Performance Criteria for Non-alarming Personal Emergency Radiation Detectors (PERDs) for Exposure Control|
|ANSI N13.11 (2009)||Personnel Dosimetry Performance – Criteria for Testing (2009)|
|ANSI N42.20 (2003)||Performance Criteria for Active Personnel Radiation Monitors|
|ANSI N322 (2003)||Inspection, Construction, and Performance Requirements for Direct Reading Electrostatic/Electroscope Type Dosimeters|
Source: page 7 of document