Ionizing Radiation

The Ionizing Radiation Calibration Laboratory (IRCL) is the National Metrology Institute in the field of Ionizing Radiation. It is a Secondary Standard Dosimetry Laboratory (SSDL), which was established in 1999 by GAEC. It is located in the GAEC’s premises in Athens. The IRCL has developed and maintains the national standards of Gy, Sv, Cb/kg (for γ, X and β radiation).

Since August 2000, it provides calibrations in terms of Air Kerma, Absorbed dose in water, Personnel Equivalent Dose Hp(10) and Hp(0,07), Ambient Dose Equivalent H*(10) in the fields of radiotherapy, diagnostic radiology and radiation protection.

The operation of the IRCL is based on the Presidential Decree 404/A/173/5.10.1993, as well as on the Radiation Protection Regulations Ministerial Decree 216/B/6.3.2001.

The IRCL is the representative of the Hellenic Institute of Metrology (EUROMET Signatory) in EUROMET in the field of ionizing radiation & radioactivity since 1999. Also, it joined the IAEA / WHO SSDL Network in 1999.

For more information, please check out the laboratory website.