Identifying gamma-emitting radioisotopes in clinical Nuclear Medicine waste

14th September 2023

FLIR’s R225 is a quick, sensitive, and handheld gamma spectrometer capable of detecting and identifying commonly used medical radioisotopes

The identiFINDER R225 is FLIR’s newest Spectroscopic Personal Radiation Detector, providing exceptional sensitivity. It is a reliable lightweight handheld instrument for Nuclear Medicine, quickly identifying commonly used gamma-emitting medical radioisotopes such as Technetium-99m, Iodine-131, and Fluorine-18 in a matter of seconds.

With improved screen brightness, an extended battery life of 30 hours, and clear visual/audible alerts, the R225 is ideal for busy wards. It allows Classified Workers – those likely to receive a radiation dose above 6mSv per year according to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 – to detect radioactivity and identify the radionuclide contents of clinical waste.

Key features

  • Automatic calibration meaning no user maintenance required.
  • No internal radiation source thanks to sourceless stabilisation.
  • Extended battery life of 30 hours.
  • Protected against water submersion for easy decontamination.
  • Clear visual/audible alarms.
  • Detects and identifies gammas and neutrons in seconds.

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