Administrative Design Features
The look of Luxel®+ can be specialized through the selection of various combinations of graphic formats and background options to help identify groups and wear dates. Optional features such as department (subaccount) color-coding and company logos that can further specialize dosimeters are available for an additional charge.
The name of the account and worker, and a dosimeter placement icon indicating correct placement of the dosimeter is shown on the front of the Luxel®+ basic design. The account and participant numbers, wear date, dosimeter use location, serial number, and the dosimeter and component bar codes, all ensuring chain of custody, appear on the back of the dosimeter.
Background and Graphic Format Options
Choose between any combination of four background options and three graphic formats. Background options are no background (default), Dogs, Sky or Trees.
Graphic formats are Side Bar (default), Cross or Corner. If the corner graphic is selected, wear dates will appear on the front of the dosimiter instead of the back. The graphic formats change in color with each exchange frequency and each season has its own unique icon to help distinguish wear dates. Use the default color sequence, or select among six colors for a custom color sequence.
Department Groupings (Subaccount)
Department groupings within accounts are available for an additional charge. This service segregates departments on dosimetry reports, prints the department name on the face of the dosimeter, and a subaccount code on the back of the dosimeter. The department’s name on the face of the dosimeter is printed over a gray line graphic (default) or can be colorcoded for easy identification in a choice of six different colors.
Dosimeter Placement Icons
Icons on the face of the dosimeter identify the correct placement of the dosimeter, and a written description is included on the back of the dosimeter for verification. Icons include all whole body and extremity use, area monitoring, and a special icon designed for fetal monitoring.
Collar and waist dosimeters have color-coded icons for quick and easy placement when two dosimeters are required to be worn at the same time. One example is EDE 1, a special dose calculation where one dosimeter is worn at the waist level under a lead apron and one dosimeter is worn at the collar level outside the lead apron. Special dose calculations permit departure from the LANDAUER standard dose assessment protocol in order to provide a more accurate estimation of radiation dose under special circumstances as determined by the Radiation Safety Officer. Special dose calculations can be applied to an individual, a department (subaccount), or to an entire account.