Health Physics Society 64th Annual Meeting

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Calculating Exposure Rates from Known Quantities of Gamma-Emitting Radioisotopes

ABSTRACT This article explains the use of the “6CE” equation for estimating exposure rates from point sources of known quantities of various specific gamma ­emitting radioisotopes. A table is provided listing principle particle and photon emissions from many commonly used radioisotopes. THE “6CE” EQUATION It Is sometimes necessary to estimate the exposure rate which can be expected from a known quantity of a single gamma-emitting isotope. Such a situation might occur when ordering a significant quantity of radioactive material prior to an experiment, when purchasing a new calibration source, or in radiography work. An equation which addresses this need very nicely is R = 6CE (f) / r2 Where: R • exposure rate at distance r (in Roentgens/hour) 6 = a unit conversion constant C = activity (in Curies) E = total photon energy (in MeV) f = decimal fraction of photon yield r = distance from the point source Continue...

Health Physics Society 63rd Annual Meeting – 15–19 July, 2018

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland Cleveland, Ohio Come see S.E. International, Inc at the Health Physics Society 63rd Annual Meeting to see a demonstration of our Radiation Alert® product line. Bring your family to the 63rd Health Physics Society (HPS) Annual Meeting in the vibrant lakeside city of Cleveland, an eclectic mix of nationally recognized chefs, a 100-year-old public market, an incredible live-music scene, and more than 30,000 acres of parkland. Cleveland is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions such as the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra, and the nation’s second-largest performing arts district. New Award Presentation Information This year’s meeting will feature an Award Breakfast on Wednesday morning instead of a Tuesday-evening banquet. Session Highlights General Sessions: Special Sessions: Academic Institutions Air Monitoring Department of Energy Education and Outreach Emergency Response Environmental Monitoring Homeland Security Instrumentation and Detection Internal Continue...