Measurement techniques for radium and the actinides in man at the Center for Human Radiobiology.

@article{Toohey1983MeasurementTF,
  title={Measurement techniques for radium and the actinides in man at the Center for Human Radiobiology.},
  author={Richard E. Toohey and Anita Keane and J. Rundo},
  journal={Health physics},
  year={1983},
  volume={44 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          323-41
        }
}
Various techniques are employed to determine the amounts, retention, and distribution of radioactivity in human subjects in vivo. The principal method is gamma-ray spectrometry with large NaI(Tl) scintillation crystals ("whole-body counting"). The geometries used include an arc of 1.5-m radius in which all parts of the body are roughly equidistant from the detector, a reclining chair and a flat bed with detectors placed above and below the subject. When a sufficient amount of radioactivity is… CONTINUE READING
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