Radiation Safety in Nuclear Medicine is as easy as 1,2,3 with the Tracerco Personal Electronic Dosimeter (PED) Family

Posted by Tracerco

Aug 3, 2015 9:09:43 AM

Every day, professionals working in Nuclear Medicine are faced with the on-going challenge of managing and limiting exposure to radiation, not only for themselves but also for visitors and patients. In this blog post we will discuss how detecting, measuring and monitoring radiation dose rates through the use of our extended family of PEDs can ensure a safe radiation culture in a medical environment and allow medical staff to effectively implement best practice solutions.

1. Avoid unnecessary radiation exposure


PPE and shielding should always be used as the first form of protection from radiation exposure. This can  include Lead Aprons, Glass, Screens and Lead Curtains. Personal Dosimeters are also a really important part of avoiding unnecessary radiation exposure by providing you with a safe method of measuring and monitoring dose rate received. The Tracerco PED Blue displays live dose and dose rates on screen to provide an easy method of determining when and if you need to take action. The stay time feature also provides users with an onscreen notification, detailing the time they have left working safely in a particular area before they hit an alarm level. This is an efficient way of ensuring you avoid unnecessary exposure. 

2. Implement good working practices


You can reduce any possible dose uptake when working with radiation with the correct behaviour and working practices. This can include increasing your distance from the source whenever possible, reducing exposure time, and positioning yourself in a low scatter area. The Tracerco PED+ is ideal to assist with this. With remote mobile phone connectivity, you can have a live screen read out of dose and accumulated dose rate for up to 7 connected devices. Each PED+ can also be monitored from a safe area with an overview of each connected device shown. This can allow you to concentrate on the job as warnings and advice on dose reduction can be provided whilst you work. 

DoseVision_Settings3. Control and minimise radiation exposure

In order to control and minimise radiation exposure, you need to have quick access to reliable dose data in order to provide accurate staff monitoring. This control is made really simple with Tracerco DoseVision™ software. The free of charge software package supplied with the Tracerco PED Family gives you all the data management capability you need to be able to monitor staff, visitors and patients. DoseVision™ Live also provides real time insight to monitor and control radiation exposure in any environment. 



Radiation safety is as easy as 1,2,3 with the Tracerco PED Family. Book a demo to find out how our extended family of PEDs can provide an effective solution to all your radiation monitoring needs.

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