Personal & ambient dosimetry
Our customers from Belgium and abroad can count on:
50 years of experience
SCK CEN has been a solid and reliable partner in dosimetry for more than 50 years. We listen to your needs and requirements and adapts the choice of dosimeter. The research centre acts as your partner in three areas: personal dosimetry, ambient dosimetry and reactor dosimetry.
Certain work processes, including nuclear medicine and dentistry, use radioactive substances. These radioactive substances emit ionising radiation: radiation that may cause damage to tissue and DNA. Upon an increased exposure, the risk of health damage increases. The legal limits of the radiation dose that a person is allowed to be exposed to, in a professional context or not, have been established. We measure the individual exposure dose of employees for businesses, hospitals or other institutions. Currently, about 11,000 people in Belgium and the Netherlands are wearing a dosimeter from SCK CEN. As a standard, SCK CEN offers dosimeters for the entire body, which are carried by employees on their chest. Depending on your needs and requirements, these can be supplemented with a finger, eye lens or lead apron dosimeter.
InLight body dosimeter
You want to measure the radiation energy on your body in an efficient manner? This is possible with the InLight dosimeter on your chest. You can send this highly standardised body dosimeter to SCK CEN for an accurate reading.
Instadose body dosimeter
If you are in search for a dosimeter that can be read wirelessly and in real time, you should definitely consider an Instadose dosimeter with its own digital platform, through which you can use the same meters for different persons.
It is legally compulsory within the medical industry to wear both a dosimeter on your chest and over a lead apron. In the SCK CEN report, you will receive both results as well as the calculated combined result.
Operators of nuclear sites and medical equipment have installed in their working area special measuring poles with dosimeters to monitor the impact of artificial sources of radioactivity on the environment. With this highly sensitive measuring equipment, SCK CEN measures the doses near these installations and registers even the smallest fluctuations in radioactivity. Every three months, SCK CEN exchanges and reads the dosimeters.