Accession Number : AD0700721

Title :   CALIBRATION AND EVALUATION OF THE USAFSAM WHOLE-BODY COUNTER.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 68-Feb 69

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Taboada,John

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : A large volume 4 pi geometry liquid scintillator whole-body counter was installed at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine (SAM). The counter was designed for the low-level detection and assay of the radionuclides present, naturally or otherwise, in the human body. Presented are system description, adjustment, and calibration technics employed in preparing the counter for assaying cesium-137 (137Cs) and potassium-40 (40K) in the human body. Included in this report is a brief comparison of the SAM counter with similar whole-body types. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, *RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS), DETECTION, RADIOBIOLOGY, RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, CESIUM, POTASSIUM, IN VIVO ANALYSIS, CALIBRATION, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE