Accession Number : AD0266007

Title :   THE WALTER REED WHOLE BODY COUNTING FACILITY. DETAILS OF CONSTRUCTION. GAMMA RADIOACTIVITY IN PEOPLE AND FOODSTUFFS. JULY 1958 TO JULY 1960

Corporate Author : WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : WOODWARD,KENT T. ; RANDOLPH,CHARLES L. JR.

Report Date : JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Because of the inherent difficulties in the lowlevel assays of large numbers of bulk samples and the un ertainties in estimating total body burden from excretion levels, a facility for determining gamma-ray activity directly in humans was constructed during 1957 at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. This facility includes a large NaI crystal gamma-ray spectrometer and a 4-pi liquid scintillation counter. This location was selected because of population density, and a large hospital complex ensured the use of the facility in clinical medicine and metabolic research. The experiences and techniques of whole body counting are described. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FOOD, *GAMMA RAYS, *HUMANS, *RADIOACTIVITY, COUNTING METHODS, DETERMINATION, NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, RADIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORIES, SCINTILLATION COUNTERS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE