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NATURE OF RADIATION SOURCES

Unsealed or Sealed Sources Containing Radionuclides

Unsealed Sources used in many laboratories are easily dispersed, may cause contamination of the skin, and may be taken into the body.  

Non-dispersible Sources are normally encapsulated or sealed. These are often enclosed in their own shield containers, but can still produce large radiation fields. If the shielding is damaged or the source is otherwise exposed, increased radiation intensities may be present.  If the source capsule is ruptured, serious contamination is also possible.


Radiation Generators
 

X-ray machine: a device that converts electrical energy into X -ray energy.


Accelerator: a device used to impart kinetic energy to electrically charged particles such as electrons, protons, deuterons, or other heavy ions.                          
 
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