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CALIBRATION AND EVALUATION OF THE USAFSAM WHOLE-BODY COUNTER.
Final rept. May 68-Feb 69
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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A large volume 4 pi geometry liquid scintillator whole-body counter was installed at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine SAM. The counter was designed for the low-level detection and assay of the radionuclides present, naturally or otherwise, in the human body. Presented are system description, adjustment, and calibration technics employed in preparing the counter for assaying cesium-137 137Cs and potassium-40 40K in the human body. Included in this report is a brief comparison of the SAM counter with similar whole-body types. Author
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