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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 39  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 149-154

Methodology for estimation of phosphorus-32 in bioassay samples by Cerenkov counting


Radiation Safety Systems Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Sonal M Wankhede
Radiation Safety Systems Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0972-0464.194964

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Bioassay is the preferred individual monitoring technique for radiation workers handling phosphorus-32 (32 P), a pure beta emitter (βmax = 1.71 MeV) with 14.3 day half-life. The method standardized at Bioassay Laboratory, Trombay and in use for this purpose includes estimation of 32 P in urine by coprecipitation with ammonium phosphomolybdate followed by gross beta counting. In this study, the feasibility of Cerenkov counting for detection of 32 P in bioassay samples was explored, and the results obtained were compared with the conventional gross beta technique.


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