How do you create an Instadose account?

Simply connect the Instadose® dosimeter into the USB port on an internet- enabled computer and login to our secure web-based account program. Now, wearers and administrators have immediate access to on-demand dose reads and measurement data.

How do I activate my Instadose badge?

To enable online account access, a user must first register at upon receipt of their Instadose+ dosimeter. During the registration process, the Instadose+ driver and client are installed on the users’ computer and their dosimeter is initialized for use.

What is the charge for a lost Instadose badge?

$25 per unit

Lost fee (or non-returned fee) is $25 per unit. All Instadose Plus accessories such as Hotspot and USB devices must also be returned within 7 days of cancellation (tracking suggested) or current non-returned fees will apply.

What is Instadose dosimeter?

The revolutionary Instadose®+ dosimeter is a digital radiation monitoring device based on proprietary Direct Ion Storage (DIS) technology for accurate, real-time and long-term exposure tracking.

How can I reset my Instadose password?

If you have forgotten your password, click on the Reset Your Password link (at the login screen) and follow the instructions to receive a temporary password by email. If you have forgotten your username, please call (877) 477-5486.

What are two types of dosimetry?

There are two general types: dosimeter badges, which are used to measure cumulative doses over periods of weeks or months, and pocket dosimeters, which are generally used for monitoring over a shorter term.

How often should radiation badges be changed?

Badges must be exchanged at the required frequency, either monthly or quarterly. When you are first given your badge, you will be told how often to exchange it. Badges are exchanged during the 1st week of each month.

How long does a dosimeter last?

Dosimeters are exchanged every three months in the beginning of January, April, July and October.

How much does a dosimeter cost?

Such devices usually cost about $150; unfortunately, you will also need a charger to charge the device, and this will cost around $200. You can see examples of the pencil dosimeter (and charger) at various vendor sites.

What is IC care?

IC Care strives to set the standard for private in-home care in the Ohio Valley. We take the time to assess each case individually and collaborate to select a caregiver that will be a good fit for your family.

What is dosimeter used for?

What does the dosimeter do? A radiation dosimeter or badge does not provide protection but detects and measures radiation that you have been exposed to. The badge will detect high-energy beta, gamma or x-ray radiation.

What is the most common dosimeter?

Film badges
Film badges are the most common dosimeter in use. They are worn on the outer clothing and are used to measure gamma, x-ray, and high-energy beta radiation.

What does ALARA stand for?

as low as reasonably achievable
ALARA stands for “as low as reasonably achievable”. ALARA means avoiding exposure to radiation that does not have a direct benefit to you, even if the dose is small. To do this, you can use three basic protective measures in radiation safety: time, distance, and shielding.

Does turning the gauge off Turn off the radiation?

Turning the gauge off turns off the radiation. You should always remove the batteries when not in use. This will prevent the release of radiation.

How much does a radiation badge cost?

We got a quote for a radiation monitoring badge account from the competition – how much are you paying? Their quarterly badges are $40.50 each plus a list of extra charges – at Dosimetry Badge $25 each.

What happens if you lose your dosimeter?

Lost or damaged dosimeter: If your dosimeter is damaged or lost, promptly contact the badge coordinator or the Radiation Safety Office so that a replacement dosimeter can be issued. Pregnancy and fetal dosimeters: Declared pregnant workers may be issued a designated fetal dosimeter.

Can onions absorb radiation?

Onions are also known to possess scavenging properties against reactive oxidative species [17]. The use of natural dietary antioxidants, particularly flavonoids, to reduce the risk of radiation-induced oxidative DNA damage might be a simple method for reducing radiation-related cancer and improving overall health [18].

How long can a dosimeter last?

Dosimeters are in general issued for a two month wearing period.

How much radiation is safe for humans?

The individual dose limit for radiation workers averaged over 5 years is 100 mSv, and for members of the general public, is 1 mSv per year. These dose limits have been established based on a prudent approach by assuming that there is no threshold dose below which there would be no effect.

What is the 10 day rule?

The guiding principle is the 10-day rule stating that the abdominal area (lumbar spine, pelvis, coccyx, and hips) should not be irradiated after the 1st 10 days of one’s menstrual cycle.

What is the 28 day rule in radiography?

If pregnancy cannot be excluded the 28 day rule applies
The vast majority of routine diagnostic examinations fall into the category of a low dose procedure. If pregnancy cannot be excluded but the menstrual period is not overdue according to the 28 day rule proceed with the examination.

What is a nuke gauge?

Nuclear gauges are devices that use radioactive sources to measure parameters such as thickness, density, moisture or fill level. Nuclear gauges normally incorporate a nuclear source, a detec- tor and a shutter. Although radiation is being emitted all the time, the shutter can be closed to shield the radiation beam.

Can you use a nuclear density gauge in the rain?

If asphalt / soil is stuck to the gauge base it will not make contact with the test material surface. Do not use the gauge in the rain. If it gets wet dry it immediately.

Can patients with radioactive implants have visitors?

The radiation doesn’t travel very far from the treatment area. So it is usually safe to be with other people. However, as a precaution you will need to avoid very close contact with children and pregnant women for a time. Your treatment team will give you specific advice about this.

How long are dosimeters good for?

The dosimeter form is below: Frequency and process for exchange: Dosimeters are issued for either a one month or three month wear period.