Personal Radiation Dosimeters



Types -- Description of the different types of dosimeters used at the University and Satellite locations

Wearing -- How to wear each type of dosimeter

Issuing and Termination -- How are dosimeters initially issued and finally terminated

Limitations -- This link describes the various limitations for each type of dosimeter

Pregnancy -- Information concerning pregnant or potentially pregnant workers who are using radiation

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


Type of Exposure

Exposure limit

Whole Body

5000 mRem

Lens of the Eye

15000 mRem


50000 mRem

Embryo / Fetus

500 mRem / 9 months