whole-body counter


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whole-body counter

[′hōl ¦bäd·ē ′kau̇nt·ər]
(nucleonics)
A radiation counter that directly measures radioactivity in the entire human body.
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Whole-body counter surveys of over 2700 babies and small children in and around Fukushima Prefecture 33 to 49 months after the Fukushima Daiichi NPP accident Ryugo S.
At each hospital, a whole-body counter optimized for measuring small children (BABYSCAN) (10) was installed, which was used to measure the amount of radioactive cesium ([sup.
For a six-month period from October 2011 through March 2012, the researchers collected readings of participants' levels of cesium-134 and -137 using a whole-body counter.
Citizens in the area routinely accepted unusual practices devised by Hanford officials as natural and patriotic: urine samples were left on porches for pick-up, schoolchildren went through whole-body counter scans, and men in white coats palpated students' throats around the thyroid gland.
Thirty volunteers-20 with rheumatoid arthritis and 10 controls-were measured in a whole-body counter to get an estimate of their total body potassium.
Whole-body counter surveys of Miharu-town school children for four consecutive years after the Fukushima NPP accident Ryugo S.
Contract notice: Whole-body counter measurements to assess internal exposure of radiation workers.
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