Different versions of the right answer: The importance of measurement uncertainty in radiation dosimetry

Philip Gilvin, Andrew McWhan

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Abstract

The performance of radiation dosemeters that are issued by approved individual monitoring services generally meet international standards, with typical results within a few tens of per cent of the reference value. Experienced dosimetry practitioners will understand the uncertainties and treat monitoring results with due caution. However, where different technologies (for example, where passive and electronic dosemeters) are used side by side, apparent disagreements can arise. These apparent disagreements between different systems can be significant, and dosimetrists must be prepared to help in addressing the issues that result.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberncq298
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Protection Dosimetry
Volume144
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

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