The North American Veterinary Conference (NAVC) 2016
It was an amazing time at NAVC 2016! Not only did we meet many future and current customers, we were able to challenge veterinary staff on the need for proper use of wearing dosimeter badges. The one thing that really surprised us was the lack of knowledge of staff and even hearing some techs tell us that they do not always wear a thyroid collar and/or their radiation detection badge.
Remember when working with radiation, you must consider:
Time-limit the radiation dose by minimizing the time that is directly proportional to the time spent in the radiation; have your techs work on a rotation basis
Distance-increasing distance from the source of radiation will reduce the amount of radiation received; further away the better!
Shielding-know what your office is constructed from; lead and concrete are the most commonly used radiation shielding materials