Blog 2020

New 2020 blog articles. News and views from Ionactive and the world of radiation protection.

  • Better to delay and release the best online radiation training we can

    Published: Aug 21, 2020

    • Online RPS training
    • Online radiation training course

    Some thoughts from Ionactive on progress of our online radiation training application and courses.

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  • Linear Accelerators, Cabinet X-ray Systems and a Gamma Knife

    Published: Jun 17, 2020

    • Linac
    • Linear accelerator
    • Gamma Knife
    • Cabinet x-ray systems

    A blog entry for the week 8-12 June involving Linear Accelerators, Cabinet X-ray Systems and a Gamma Knife. Was so nice to be back on the road visiting clients!

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  • Radiation Protection Adviser: Back on the road!

    Published: May 29, 2020

    • Radiation Protection Adviser
    • Covid-19

    After many weeks working at home - the Ionactive Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) Mark Ramsay is back on the road. First impressions!

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  • The future of Radiation Protection Training (face-2-face vs online training)

    Published: May 26, 2020

    • Online radiation protection training
    • face-2-face training

    As Covid-19 requires a rethink on how you deliver radiation safety training (or other training), we look at the trainer and delegate experience by comparing face-2-face training and online training delivery. Can you deliver face-2-face training successfully using conferencing software? Should online training mimic what is delivered in the training room, or should it be completely reworked to maximize the advantages of online courses, whilst minimising the disadvantages of a distributed group of delegates.

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  • Contamination monitor window protection grilles

    Published: Apr 30, 2020

    • Mark Keeping
    • Radiation Protection
    • Radiation Monitors
    • tessellate

    Ionactive is pleased to offer this guest blog article from our good friend and colleague Mark Keeping, MSRP. In this article Mark, an experienced radiation protection professional, discuses a particular physical weakness in radiation detectors - the detection window. Among many things Mark examines how an efficient monitoring grille requires the openings to 'tessellate'.

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  • Analogue vs Digital Scaled Radiation Monitors

    Published: Apr 12, 2020

    • Radiation Monitors
    • Analogue Scale
    • Digital Scale

    “A positive measurement, which for all intents and purposes, is zero or simply negligible in many cases". A blog article by Mark Ramsay, Radiation Protection Adviser (RPA) at Ionactive, looking at analogue and digital scaled radiation monitors.

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