A legally approved personal dosemeter for photon and beta radiation based on direct ion storage

Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2002;101(1-4):271-4. doi: 10.1093/oxfordjournals.rpd.a005984.


The novel DIS-1 dosemeter developed by RADOS is based on ionisation chambers with so-called Direct Ion Storage (DIS). The dosemeter can measure Hp(10) and Hp(0.07) of photon and Hp(0.07) of beta irradiation. The characteristics of the commercially available DIS-1 dosemeter were studied at the Paul Scherrer Institute, particularly in respect to the requirements laid down in the Swiss Dosimetry Ordinance. Detailed tests were carried out in terms of linearity, photon and beta responses, angle dependence, long-term stability of the signal, reproducibility and environmental conditions. The DIS-1 dosemeter has been qualified by the authority to conform to the requirements of the Swiss Dosimetry Ordinance for personal photon and beta dosemeters. It is now used as a legally approved personal dosemeter system at PSI.

MeSH terms

  • Beta Particles*
  • Film Dosimetry / methods*
  • Humans
  • Photons*
  • Radioisotopes
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Strontium
  • Thermodynamics


  • Radioisotopes
  • Strontium