JRC's Whole Body Counter is part of the nuclear decommissioning unit's radiation protection laboratories and monitors radioactive contamination within the human body.
One method of determining a worker's absorbed dose from radioactive substances inhaled or consumed is to measure radioactive material in the human body. The Whole Body Counter uses a direct method of detection of gamma rays emitted by radionuclides inside the human body to reveal internal contamination.
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