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Stanford Dosimetry , LLC has been providing expertise in external dosimetry since 1988. While best known for TLD dose algorithm development, the scope of available services includes everything from a two day program audit to full program technical oversight, and of course we also offer a NVLAP accredited badge service.

Badge Service - We started the badge service after years of getting inquiries from facilities fed up with poor treatment from the big processors. They complained about automatic price hikes every year; hidden charges for everything from set up fees to name changes to dose reports. But the biggest complaint, after price, was difficultly in getting a knowledgeable customer service representative on the phone. We decided to see if we could do better. We selected a top notch dosimetry processor, that we have a long term technical consulting relationship with, set our prices aggressively, and staffed up with people that were well-versed in dosimetry. We absolutely believe that you cannot find better customer service anywhere. Together with our low prices, we feel that we have the best package available. And we completely guarantee your satisfaction.

If you are looking for a customer oriented dosimeter provider, check out our badge service. For people running a dosimetry program, have a look around at the site to see what might be of use in upgrading or adding a bit more horsepower to your program. If you find something that you would like to know more about, there are email links in the site which will generate an email request. Of course feel free to contact me directly via email or telephone if you have a comment or question.

Neill Stanford, CHP

Neill Stanford, CHP is the principal Health Physicist and owner of Stanford Dosimetry LLC. Prior to founding the company in 1988, he managed the Dosimetry Services Group at Yankee Atomic Electric Company, which provided external dosimetry as well as measurement services to five New England power plants. That program gained recognition for high quality and innovative dose algorithm designs first with the Harshaw system and then in 1986 with the Panasonic UD-814A4 dosimeter. Since then Mr. Stanford has been the lead Health Physicist for a wide range of projects with Stanford Dosimetry, from algorithm development to full program design and technical direction. In all cases it is the mix of technical capability, uncompromising quality, and thorough documentation that has made the consulting services of Stanford Dosimetry successful at DOELAP and NVLAP accredited facilities since 1988.

Contact him by email. (The web page showing what the mobile office has looked like between 1997 and 2002, while onboard the sailing vessel Margarita, can be reached here .)

What is Dosimetry?

According to Microsoft Bookshelf '95 (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition copyright © 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company), dosimetry is "The accurate measurement of doses, especially radiation."

According to Wikipedia :
"Dosimetry is the measurement of absorbed dose in matter and tissue resulting from the exposure to ionizing radiations."

Dosimeters are devices that store information about exposure to radiation. Personnel dosimeters are used in many fields and worn by hospital workers and airport security personnel as well as nuclear plant workers and astronauts. The two most common types are film and radiation sensitive crystals. The film darkens when exposed to radiation. The crystals, thermo luminescent dosimeters or TLD's, undergo a structural change that remains until the crystal is heated and the stored energy is released as light, which can be measured and related to the level of radiation exposure

Stanford Dosimetry has specialized in the design and operation of dosimetry operations using thermo luminescent dosimeters, or TLD's. The TLD badges can contain up to eight elements (individual crystals, with different sensitivities, beneath different amounts and types of filtration.); By knowing how these different elements respond to the different types of radiation, the amount of energy imparted to each crystal can be used to determine the type and level of radiation that the dosimeter was exposed to.

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