Abstract 

ISO/ASTM 51939:2013 outlines irradiator installation qualification, operational qualification, performance qualification and routine product processing dosimetric procedures to be followed in the irradiation of blood and blood components by the blood-banking community. If followed, these procedures will help to ensure that the products processed with ionizing radiation from gamma, X-radiation (bremsstrahlung), or electron sources receive absorbed doses within a predetermined range. ISO/ASTM 51939:2013 covers dosimetry for the irradiation of blood for these types of irradiators: self-contained irradiators (free-standing irradiators) utilizing 137Cs, 60Co or X-radiation (bremsstrahlung), teletherapy units, and electron accelerators. ISO/ASTM 51939:2013 also covers the use of radiation-sensitive indicators for the visual and qualitative indication that the product has been irradiated.


General information

  • Status :  Withdrawn
    Publication date : 2013-10
  • Edition : 3
  • :
    ISO/TC 85
    Nuclear energy, nuclear technologies, and radiological protection
  • 17.240
    Radiation measurements
    11.020.99
    Other standards related to health care in general

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