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Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2016 Sep;170(1-4):21-6. doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncv368. Epub 2015 Jul 9.

FIRST EURADOS INTERCOMPARISON EXERCISE OF EYE LENS DOSEMETERS FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS.

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1
Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), B.P. 17, Fontenay-aux-Roses 92262, France isabelle.clairand@irsn.fr.
2
Universitat Politcnica de Catalunya (UPC), Diagonal 647, Barcelona E-08028, Spain.
3
Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Boeretang 200, Mol BE-2400, Belgium.
4
Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), PO Box 60092, Agia Paraskevi, Athens 15310, Greece.
5
CEA-LIST Laboratoire National Henri Becquerel (CEA-LNHB), CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette 91191, France.
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Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN), Boeretang 200, Mol BE-2400, Belgium Department of Radiology, UZ Brussel (VUB), Laarbeeklaan 101, Brussels 1090, Belgium.
7
Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), B.P. 17, Fontenay-aux-Roses 92262, France.

Abstract

In the context of the decrease in the eye lens dose limit for occupational exposure to 20 mSv per year stated by the recent revision of the European Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/EURATOM, the European Radiation Dosimetry Group (EURADOS) has organised in 2014, for the first time, an intercomparison exercise for eye lens dosemeters. The main objective was to assess the capabilities of the passive eye lens dosemeters currently in use in Europe for occupational monitoring in medical fields. A total of 20 European individual monitoring services from 15 different countries have participated. The dosemeters provided by the participants were all composed of thermoluminescent detectors, of various types and designs. The irradiations were carried out with several photon fields chosen to cover the energy and angle ranges encountered in medical workplace. Participants were asked to report the doses in terms of Hp(3) using their routine protocol. The results provided by each participant were compared with the reference delivered doses. All the results were anonymously analysed. Results are globally satisfactory since, among the 20 participants, 17 were able to provide 90 % of their response in accordance with the ISO 14146 standard requirements.

PMID:
26163384
DOI:
10.1093/rpd/ncv368
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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