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film badge

[′film ‚baj]
(nucleonics)
A device worn for the purpose of indicating the absorbed dose of radiation received by the wearer; usually made of metal, plastic, or paper and loaded with one or more pieces of x-ray film. Also known as badge meter.
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A thermoluminescent dosimeter might look very similar to a film badge personnel dosimeter, but it operates completely differently.
Crucially the photograph shows the men, Ronald Coates, John Carr, Peter Cutforth and Harry Rowlands wearing dosimeters, film badges used to measure radiation exposure.
Monitoring is performed with personnel dosimeters such as pocket dosimeters, film badges and thermoluminescent dosimeters.
When the radiologic technologist participates in any type of fluoroscopy, it is extremely important that the film badge is worn correctly to ascertain true occupational exposure.
That's why people who work around radiation are required to wear film badges that measure cumulative radiation exposure.
They had radiation levels recorded by film badges but most test participants did not.
Uncertainties in dose estimates in the worker cohorts are caused by sampling variation in measurements from film badges and thermoluminescent dosimeters, adjustments made to doses below the limit of detection, and attenuation of externally measured dose by shielding (Gilbert 1998; Gilbert and Fix 1995).
The light weight portable monitor gives an immediate indication of exposure to ionizing radiation without waiting for film badges to be developed.