APEX DOSIMETERCHP Dosimetry offers traditional radiation badges (OSL and TLD) discussed here along with the revolutionary new technology of Instadose (which ends the need for shipping dosimeters back and forth).  OSL is “Optically Stimulated Luminescence” and TLD stands for “Thermoluminescent dosimetry”.  These technologies replaced film badges for most people worldwide and describe the technology used in each type of radiation badge.  OSL and TLD are by far the most common technology used worldwide.  CHP Dosimetry gives you with widest choice of dosimeters in the industry.  You can choose or mix and match to get what works for you from a variety of options.

The Traditional Radiation Badges we use at CHP

The Apex OSL and Genesis Ultra BP TLD we offer measures dose down to 10 mrem, or 1 mrem respectively.  A fraction of the natural radiation background (300 mrem/year).  If you are getting exposed in the workplace, we will see it.  We recommend quarterly monitoring with the Apex OSL badge to most of our clients.

The Apex OSL Badge is our lowest price traditional badge and is our default badge when you order.  The Genesis Ultra BP expanded technical capabilities that may be interesting to “power users” of dosimetry.

We pride ourselves on providing value and have maintained consistent value with dosimeters at the same price since 2004 (That’s right, the same price for 16 years!). Read more about our dosimetry options by selecting the dosimeter type off the above drop down menu or the following links. We offer the Apex Badge, Genesis Ultra BP badgeRing DosimetersThree versions of Instadose, and Neutron Dosimeters.

Genesis Ultra BP Dosimeter

Why do you need a radiation badge?

Most people wearing radiation badges don’t see much actual dose.  This is a good thing!  It means you are doing the right things in your practice. The reason we wear radiation badges is the same reason we wear a hard hat.  Just in case.  Not many of us have had something fall on our head at a construction site, but we see the possibility and use a hard hat to protect ourselves.  Much like the hard hat, the badge ensures you are not getting overly exposed.  With radiation exposure, you could get very serious exposures and not notice anything for quite some time.  You don’t feel it happening, but you could receive harmful levels of exposure and not know it for years.  The typical latency period for what are called “stochastic effects” of radiation are up to 10 years later.

If you do everything right, but someone else doesn’t, it could lead to an over exposure.  Even digital X-ray machines are capable of delivering harmful levels of radiation exposure if used improperly.  If a machine malfunctions, there might be no other indication.  Without a radiation badge, you won’t know if you or your employees are getting overexposed.  Fortunately, CHP makes the cost of monitoring very low.

Radiation badges protect from future liability.  The badges don’t look like much more than a piece of plastic with your name on it.  But there is a lot more to those than meets the eye.  A typical dosimeter has been tested at least three times prior to issue with known radiation exposures to measure and record the dosimeters response.  This and every record generated by reading the badge is permanently archived for future retrieval.  This includes all the testing exposures and quality control records and associated test badge results.  Most of these records are required to be kept for up to 75 years!  With the cost of data storage so low, and getting lower by the day, these records will never likely be destroyed.

Our clients include the following industries:

  • Veterinarians
  • X-ray users
  • Radiologists
  • Pain clinics
  • Spine Clinics
  • Dentists
  • Podiatrists
  • Chiropractors
  • Zoos
  • Security firms
  • State and Federal Agencies
  • Orthopedists
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Clinics that employ C-Arms
  • Anyone doing fluoroscopy
  • Nuclear Industry
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Thanks for checking out CHP Dosimetry. If you are wondering whether working with us is a good fit for you, we invite you to call and find out for yourself. In not much more time than it takes you to read this, you could order and pay for your radiation badges online. Transparent pricing, ease in ordering, and commitment to value and service have made us the fastest growing dosimetry company in the country. Give us a call at 888-766-4833 or send us an email. That’s the best way to find out what’s so special about CHP Dosimetry.