A Historically Significant Shield for In Vivo Measurements

@article{Lynch2007AHS,
  title={A Historically Significant Shield for In Vivo Measurements},
  author={T. Lynch},
  journal={Health Physics},
  year={2007},
  volume={93},
  pages={S119-S123}
}
  • T. Lynch
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Health Physics
Due to the ubiquitous nature of ionizing radiation, in vivo measurement systems designed to measure low levels of radionuclides in people are usually enclosed within a high-density shield. Lead, steel, earth, and water are just some of the materials that have been and are being used to shield the detectors from radiations of cosmic, atmospheric, man-made, and terrestrial origin. At many Department of Energy sites, the counting room shields are constructed of pre-World War II steel to reduce the… Expand
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