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493 002 004
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493 002 004
This palm-sized detector is used by medical radiology technicians, cancer treatment specialists and others to measure the radiation they received at the workplace. The Optical Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) technology was developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and commercialized by Battelle and Laundauer, the world leader in providing personnel radiation monitoring services. OSL is a radiation detection technique based on optical stimulation of solid-state materials with light to induce luminescence. The OSL technique has greatly improved the state of the art in gamma and beta radiation dosimetry. It is more sensitive that x-ray films and other technologies, is less expensive to manufacture, and can be read in one second. For more information or additional images, please contact 202-586-5251.
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