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    Describe the design of occupational radiation monitors. Explain the importance of the monitoring devices. How are they to be worn, and where on the body are they placed? If an exposure occurs what happens?

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    There are several kinds if radiation monitors, some of which are more sensitive to different kinds of radiation. Medical Radiation Technologists like myself often work in environments that are exposed to radiation. In my case, its usually x-ray, which can be easily and cheaply detected by film badge dosimeters. Other techs, like those in nuclear medicine, use and might be exposed to different types and amounts of radiation. For example, ...

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    This solution involves a brief discussion of different kinds of radiation monitoring devices in health care and why they are different.