Dosimetry is the study, measurement, method of calculation, or instrument of measurement of radiation dose. Dosimetry often involves the status of wearing a personnel badge that counts and monitors dose. It may also refer to dose background checks and the records where dose history is maintained. Dosimetry is widely employed to protect workers from radiation and is used at various radiation sites as well as in cases of accidental radiation leakage.

How does a dosimeter work?

The exposure to X-rays, gamma rays and some number of radioactive particles cause ionizing radiation. This kind of radiation has the potential to hammer electrons off in normally stable molecules through its energy. Similarly, if this happens with living tissues, the knocking of electrons will result in a lot of damage. However, we can apprehend and measure these unregulated electrons given the right circumstances. Therefore, radiation dosimetry functions following this. The unregulated electrons by ionizing radiation can be seized within phosphor crystals, like those that constitute dosimeters. When we light up the phosphor crystals that seizes the electrons, it releases in the form of light. This, in turn, helps us to determine the amount of radiation the dosimeter was exposed to.

Trends in the dosimeter market

  • Companies are employing those devices that can measure toxic and harmful gases and that have the capability of using dosimeters, due to the increasing use of radioactive materials in areas, such as power production, industrial processing, medical research and processing, and the security sector, increase the need for equipment offering protection against radioactive radiations.
  • Technological enlargement in the segment have resulted in the development of more correct detection devices, that have led to the introduction of portable, durable, and economical devices, further multiplying the growth of the market. For instance, the availableness of dosimeter instruments, such as automated reader instruments, electronic radiation measuring instruments, alarm badges, and thermoluminescent dosimeters are increasing the range of applications across emerging regions.
  • Furthermore, the expanding development of nuclear energy and potentials for industrial work is expected to boost the adoption of radiation detection and monitoring equipment, thereby raising the increasing demand for the dosimeter market across the emerging economies.

Who benefits from a dosimeter?

Dosimeters is beneficial to everyone working with or around radiation. The dosimeter grants individuals to track their personal vulnerability and it also allows management to monitor its exposure of staff on a daily and collective basis. Everyone benefits from the use of a dosimeter which allows the employees peace of mind knowing their employers care about how much dose they may be exposed to, and it also gives management the opportunity to reeducate or reinstruct staff if dose for certain medical or dental procedures is too high.

Winding Up:

Exposure to high amounts of radiation has le linked to illnesses such as cataracts cancer and in some cases has led to death. An emergence of dosimeter is helps to monitor exposure and serve as a tool to alert an individual if radiation dose readings exceed unhealthy levels of radiation exposure. With the technological advancement the dosimeter has benefitted in several ways. Thus, it can employ in all forms when it comes to radiation and its environment. 

Dosimeter Market: 7.2% CAGR

Projected Revenue: 2.76 billion from 2021 to 2027

For deeper dive about the report click here:

Published Date : March-2021