San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2011
Berkeley Nucleonics shipped PRD units to Mizuno Pharmacy in Tokyo today in an effort to advise patients and clinical staff about fallout concerns after a reactor incident at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. The PRD from Berkeley Nucleonics measures dose rates, counts per second and accumulated dose, making it useful for a wide range of applications.
“The service I received from Berkeley Nucleonics has been exception in these trying times,” commented Barbara Chang in a telephone discussion.
Radiopharmaceutical companies are one of many industries with routine exposure to medical and industrial nuclear radiation. Radio Isotopes are used in a wide range of industries and occur in many natural forms as well. Such benign articles as ceramics or kitty litter carry small levels or radiation. Patients who receive medical treatments, often with Iodine-131, are also subject to radiation concerns. The PRDs and a broader family of detector systems provide instant results and characterization of the ionizing radiation. Previous TLD systems absorbed dose over long periods of time but required special readers or 3rd party service providers to inform the holder of actual exposures. The company has ramped up production and is planning additional shipments of PRDs and Isotope Identifiers to Japan I the coming weeks.
Bernadette Jamieson, 800-234-7858 x210, bernadette.jamieson (at) berkeleynucleonics (dot) com
Technical Contact :
Robert Corsetti, 800-234-7858 x250, robert.corsetti (at) berkeleynucleonics (dot) com
About The Company :
Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation (BNC) has a 45 year history providing precision electronic instrumentation for test, measurement and nuclear research. Our products include signal / pulse generators and digital delay generators (DDG), multimeters and frequency counters, radiation detectors (RIID) and life sciences instrumentation. Flagship instruments include a 250pS 8-Channel Digital Delay Generator, a NIM Precision Pulse Generator and ANSI compliant handheld isotope identifers (RIID) and radiation pagers (PRD). We offer users around-the-clock support on our products and can customize a suite of instruments to meet the most demanding applications.
BNC’s radiation detection products are popular for detection, dosimetry and isotope identification and in use by HazMat teams, firefighters, first responders, and border protection personnel. Analytical products offer real time medical, industrial, SNM and NORM nuclear isotope identification. From pager to portal, we understand detection and spectroscopy applications. BNC offers an accredited training program which provides attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the principles and techniques involved in radiation detection and isotope identification. This program also provides CEUs and can educate new and experienced users. Regional courses or on-site, our trainers can deliver. Give us a call or try our Live Online Help...800-234-7858