CHP Dosimetry working through the Corona Virus

Greetings All,  I just wanted you to know that our staff is working full time from home mostly, and are available to help with any radiation badge or Instadose needs you may have.  Since the April radiation badges have been delivered, there is no savings in postponing service till around the middle of May.  If […]

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Corona Virus and handling Radiation Badges

I read an interesting question on a listserver for radiation safety officers (AMRSO) about when is it safe to handle your radiation badge, and the respondent gave this link for the virus remaining active on items: https://www.nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NEJMc2004973 For plastic, it looks like it is safe to handle your radiation badge in about 3 days (virus […]

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Minimize fluoroscopy scatter – See you in Bethesda??

Greetings All, We at CHP Dosimetry are always looking for ways to add value to our radiation badge service.  Our fluoroscopy users typically have the highest doses.  I found this article talking about how a significant amount of dose during fluoroscopy occurs from UNDER the table.  As some of you know, we get an email […]

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Instadose 2 is now available at CHP Dosimetry

The long awaited Instadose 2 is now available from CHP Dosimetry.  Instant dose results for mixed radiation fields are there with Instadose.  Instadose 2 utilizes Dual detectors for independent Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) measurements for photon and beta radiation sources.  See more information here:  Instadose 2 Dosimeter Specifications Switching to Instadose 2 from your regular dosimeter means no […]

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Why A Dosimetry Badge?

Here at CHP Dosimetry, we specialize in measuring ionizing radiation dose. To do this we use what is commonly called by several names. These names include dosimetry badge, radiation badge, radiation dosimeter, or film badge (even though film is rarely used these days). The badges we offer from our service measure ionizing radiation. What this […]

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Health Physics Society Annual Meeting

Hi Everyone.  I hope this post finds you well.  It was great to go down to Orlando to this years HPS Annual meeting.  I got to see a lot of the same folks I have known for over 27 years at this meeting, even running into a couple of my old Professors.  I wore my […]

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Using Dose Weighting To Reduce Your Reported Dose From X-ray Exposure

The default method of measuring radiation exposure is to be as conservative as possible. What this means is that we make assumptions that error on the side of overestimating the dose. Dosimeters are used in a way that measures the highest dose point on an individual and assign that dose to the whole person. This […]

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Referral Fees!

Some of you may know we offer referral fees.  In 2018 we paid out nearly $3000.00!  We figure that almost anyone can generate up to $1000 in referral fees for themselves, as a discount on the services they get, or for a favorite charity.  Here at CHP Dosimetry we pride ourselves on the value we […]

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Emergency reading of your dosimeters

Greetings All, Hopefully you never need this service, but it is good to know Emergency Reads are available.  Be aware that if you were using an Instadose or Instadose Plus, you could just read the dosimeter yourself with no delays and no fee! We have three options for our emergency reads. Option #1- 24 hour […]

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Rob at the Health Physics Society Midyear meeting

Once again, I had to endure travelling to the HPS Midyear and represent CHP Dosimetry and CHP Consultants.  This time it was to FREEZING San Diego!  Where it was colder in the morning than back in TN.  But it certainly did warm up.  It was good to see all my longtime friends in the Health […]

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