ASTM-51939 Standard Practice for Blood Irradiation Dosimetry

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1.1 This practice outlines irradiator installation qualification and dosimetric procedures to be followed in the irradiation of blood and blood products by the blood-banking community. If followed, these procedures will help to ensure that the products processed with ionizing radiation from gamma, bremsstrahlung X-rays or electron sources receive absorbed doses within a predetermined range.

1.2 This practice covers dosimetry for the irradiation of blood for these types of irradiators: self-contained dry-storage 137Cs or 60Co irradiators (free-standing irradiators), teletherapy units, self-contained bremsstrahlung X-ray units and electron accelerators. The absorbed dose range for blood irradiation is typically 15 Gy to 50 Gy.

1.3 This practice also covers the use of radiation-sensitive indicators for the visual and qualitative indication that the product has been irradiated.

1.4 This practice is intended for use by technically and non-technically oriented people. It, therefore, contains more tutorial information than many other ASTM and ISO/ASTM dosimetry standards.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability or regulatory limitations prior to use.

Keywords

absorbed dose; absorbed-dose mapping; blood products; blood irradiation; dosimeter; dosimetry system; irradiator; ionizing radiation; measurement quality assurance plan; measurement uncertainty; radiation-sensitive indicators; reference-standard dosimeter; routine dosimeter; transfer-standard dosimeter; ICS

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Document Number

ASTM-51939

Revision Level

2017 EDITION

Status

Current

Modification Type

New

Publication Date

March 15, 2017

Document Type

ISO/ASTM

Page Count

13 pages

Committee Number

E10.01