Skin Contamination Dosimeter

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Technology Description


The system utilizes a triple-layered scintillation detector and a high-speed digital pulse processor to measure radiation energy-deposition events and calculate radiation dose to the skin surface and to skin tissue at three depths from ionizing radiation emissions; these emissions are the result of radioactive contamination on the skin, or on material above the skin.


Features & Benefits


  • Provides a measure of absolute skin dosimetry
  • Provides real-time dosimetry for skin contamination events
  • Provides simultaneous measurement of dose at three depths in tissue
  • Provides skin dose averaging consistent with NRC regulations




  • Dose monitoring in nuclear power facilities, national laboratories, and medical facilities


Background of Invention


Oregon State University is seeking a company interested in the manufacture and commercialization of a state-of-the-art digitally controlled scintillation device designed specifically for the measurement of real-time-skin-contamination radiation dose simultaneously at several depths in skin.






A prototype for this technology has been developed and successfully tested. US Patent Number: 7,964,848


Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Skin Contamination Dosimeter US Non-provisional United States 12/916,362 7,964,848 10/29/2010 6/21/2011 7/29/2019 Abandoned
For Information, Contact:
David Dickson
IP & Licensing Manager
Oregon State University
David Hamby
Abdollah Farsoni
Edward Cazalas
Medical Science & Technologies
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