InLight® Complete Dosimetry System Solution

MicroStar reader

MicroStar reader is a compact, lightweight, portable reader that can be taken anywhere immediate results are required. It uses aluminum oxide (Al2O3) detectors to measure radiation exposure and reads the measurement with optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technology.The microStar quickly and efficiently reads InLight nanoDot, whole body or environmental dosimeters. Its software stores multiple calibrations, allowing the microStar to establish a variety of radiation environments for accurate analysis; and providing flexibility to incorporate correction factors based on the clinical environment.The microStar reader simplifies radiation dose measurement with a simple three-step process: you need only place the dosimeter in its drawer and close the drawer; turn the knob; and read the dose from the display. The uncomplicated design and durable equipment help reduce costs in maintenance, training and power consumption.The transparent, non-linear calculations are designed to account for non-linear response of Al2 O3 at “high” doses (>300cGy) and allow the user to “see” how the dose is computed from the measurement. There are a variety of measurement units available (mrem, mrad and cGy), and the reports are customizable to download in XLS, PDF, XML or CSV formats.

It can be used on site or in the field to measure the radiation dosimeters precisely and straight away:

The microStar reader simplifies radiation dose measurement with a simple three-step process: First, you need only place the dosimeter in its drawer and close the drawer. Second, turn the knob. Lastly, read the dose from the display.

Portable system, uncomplicated design and durable equipment help reduce costs in maintenance, training and power consumption. Its software stores multiple calibrations, allowing the microStar to establish a variety of radiation environments for accurate analysis; and providing flexibility.

 

Technical specifications

OperationAl2O3 with OSL is linear from 10 µGy to >100 Gy
SpeedReadout in 13 sec.
Capacity1 slide(1 dosimeter)
LED array36
Size(cm)11(H) x 33(W) x 23(D)
Power requirements110-220V, 1.5 amps, 50-60 Hz
Weight8kg
Bar code inputkeyboard; external bar code reader; file upload

The microStar reader includes operating, analysis and dose calculation algorithm software, laptop computer, carrying case, and the microStar reader can be used for any InLight dosimeters or nanoDots.

KEY FEATURES & ADVANTAGES

  • Portable: immediate analysis can be done anywhere.
  • Ideal also for small laboratories
  • High Throughput: Read out approximately 13 seconds per dosimeter
  • Nondestructive readout: Allows for reanalysis
  • No Heating Parameters to maintain
  • No gas required
  • Effective replacement for older radiation measurement technology (e.g., TLD)
  • Easy to maintain