Portable counter can measure PET isotopes and detect radioactive contamination

29 November 2011

The Triathler portable single-well counter from LabLogic Systems, which offers liquid scintillation counting, gamma counting and detecting luminescence as standard, can be used for an even wider range of niche lab-based applications using appropriate optional accessories.

The sodium iodide system, for example - which includes an external 2' x 2' well-type detector - achieves extremely good counting efficiency for gamma isotopes; ideal for measuring radiopharmaceuticals from PET laboratories and environmental samples.

Also available is the Triathler Becquerel Finder for measuring radioactive contamination in food, which has a multi-channel analyzer that allows for isotope separation and spillover correction.