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CRC-Ultra Beta Detector Owner's Manual - 9250-0121 Rev E

CRC-Ultra Beta Detector Owner's Manual - 9250-0121 Rev E

CRC®-Ultra July 15, 2016
2016/07/15
Beta Detector

Manual Stock No. 9250-0121
Rev. E

OWNER’S MANUAL

Capintec, Inc.
7 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone (800) ASK-4CRC
Fax (201) 825-1336

Copyright© 2005 Capintec, Inc.

®CRC is a registered trademark of Capintec, Inc.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

An Eczacɩbaşɩ-Monrol company



CAPINTEC, INC. CRC®-ULTRA BETA DETECTOR

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PREFACE

SAFETY ............................................................................................................................. 1-1
GENERAL ...................................................................................................................... 1-1
SYMBOL DEFINITIONS ................................................................................................. 1-1
WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS............................................................................... 1-2
CAUTIONS AND NOTES................................................................................................ 1-2
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS ............................................................................................... 1-3

FUNCTIONAL & TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION .................................................................. 2-1
INTENDED USE ............................................................................................................. 2-1
OPERATOR PROFILE ................................................................................................... 2-1
OPERATOR TRAINING.................................................................................................. 2-2
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION........................................................................................ 2-2
OVERALL PROGRAM FLOW......................................................................................... 2-3
Functions..................................................................................................................... 2-4
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION .......................................................................................... 2-5
Warm Up Period.......................................................................................................... 2-5
Environment Requirements ......................................................................................... 2-5
Dimensions ................................................................................................................. 2-5
Performance................................................................................................................ 2-6
Regulatory Listings...................................................................................................... 2-6

GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................ 3-1
GENERAL ...................................................................................................................... 3-1
KEYBOARD.................................................................................................................... 3-1
Layout ......................................................................................................................... 3-1
Key Usage................................................................................................................... 3-2
ENTERING DATA........................................................................................................... 3-4
Numeric Data .............................................................................................................. 3-4
Alphanumeric Data...................................................................................................... 3-4
MAKING MENU SELECTIONS....................................................................................... 3-5
RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS (Yes or No) ................................................................. 3-5

SYSTEM SETUP................................................................................................................ 4-1
GENERAL ...................................................................................................................... 4-1
RECEIVING CONDITION EXAMINATION...................................................................... 4-1
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION................................................................................ 4-1
ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS................................................................................ 4-2
GENERAL OPERATIONAL SETUP................................................................................ 4-3
ACCEPTANCE TESTING ............................................................................................... 4-3
Diagnostics Test.......................................................................................................... 4-3
Beta Detector Test ...................................................................................................... 4-3
OPERATIONAL SUMMARY ........................................................................................... 4-4

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BETA DETECTOR INITIALIZATION ..................................................................................5-1
GENERAL .......................................................................................................................5-1
BETA SETUP MENU.......................................................................................................5-2
DETECTOR SETUP........................................................................................................5-2
Beta Serial Number......................................................................................................5-3
Overall Calibration Factor ............................................................................................5-4
Resetting HV (High Voltage) ........................................................................................5-5
TEST SOURCE DATA ....................................................................................................5-6
Source Verification.......................................................................................................5-7
Entering Serial Number................................................................................................5-8
Entering Calibration Date .............................................................................................5-8
Entering Calibration Activity .........................................................................................5-9
LIMITS...........................................................................................................................5-10
Background................................................................................................................5-11
% Impurity..................................................................................................................5-12
Precision ....................................................................................................................5-13
EFFICIENCY DATA.......................................................................................................5-15
Activity Data...............................................................................................................5-16
Input Efficiency ..........................................................................................................5-18
Measuring Efficiency..................................................................................................5-21
Impurity Data .............................................................................................................5-24
USER KEY ASSIGNMENT............................................................................................5-29
Current Assignment Display.......................................................................................5-30
Nuclide Name Assignment.........................................................................................5-30
Assignment Confirmation ...........................................................................................5-31

DIAGNOSTICS ...................................................................................................................6-1
GENERAL .......................................................................................................................6-1
DEVICE LIST ..................................................................................................................6-2
BETA DATA ....................................................................................................................6-4

ACCEPTANCE & QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTS ...........................................................7-1
GENERAL .......................................................................................................................7-1
ACCEPTANCE TESTS ...................................................................................................7-1
QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTS......................................................................................7-1
Beta Detector Test .......................................................................................................7-1
Contamination Test......................................................................................................7-2

BETA DETECTOR TESTS .................................................................................................8-1
GENERAL .......................................................................................................................8-1
BACKGROUND...............................................................................................................8-1
First Background of the Day.........................................................................................8-1
New Background..........................................................................................................8-2
Background from BKG key...........................................................................................8-3
Background Measurement ...........................................................................................8-3
AUTO CALIBRATION......................................................................................................8-5
Calibration Failure........................................................................................................8-8
Calibration Method.......................................................................................................8-9

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TEST .............................................................................................................................. 8-9

BETA DETECTOR MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES ...................................................... 9-1
GENERAL ...................................................................................................................... 9-1
VIAL/SYRINGE HOLDERS FOR BETA DETECTOR...................................................... 9-1
Vial Holders................................................................................................................. 9-2
Syringe Holders........................................................................................................... 9-2
MEASUREMENT PROCEDURES .................................................................................. 9-5
Basic Activity Measurement Procedure ....................................................................... 9-5
Counting Rate Mode ................................................................................................... 9-6
Activity Mode............................................................................................................... 9-6
Inputting Counting Period ............................................................................................ 9-7
Performing the Measurement ...................................................................................... 9-8
Shading of Bar Graphs .............................................................................................. 9-11
Negative Numbers..................................................................................................... 9-11
Printing...................................................................................................................... 9-11
ACTIVITY AT A DIFFERENT TIME .............................................................................. 9-12

CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE................................................................................... 10-1
GENERAL .................................................................................................................... 10-1
CLEANING and DISINFECTING................................................................................... 10-2
Cleaning Instructions................................................................................................. 10-2
Disinfecting Instructions............................................................................................. 10-2
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE................................................................................ 10-2
DISPOSAL.................................................................................................................... 10-3
SERVICING .................................................................................................................. 10-4
TROUBLESHOOTING.................................................................................................. 10-4
Wrong Detector Connection. ..................................................................................... 10-4
BETA key beeps when switching to Beta Mode......................................................... 10-4
High background indication. ...................................................................................... 10-4
Indication of significant negative activity. ................................................................... 10-4
RELATED PRODUCTS ................................................................................................ 10-5
SHIPPING .................................................................................................................... 10-6

APPENDIX I – OPERATIONAL SUMMARY

INDEX

WARRANTY

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PREFACE

GENERAL ........................................................................................................ 1
SYSTEM DESCRIPTION.................................................................................. 1
MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SAFETY CLASSIFICATION...................................... 2
ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE POTENTIAL .................................... 2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION............................................................ 2

GENERAL
Thank you for purchasing the Capintec, Inc. CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector. Every effort has been
made to insure that the information in this document is complete, accurate, and up-to-date.
Capintec, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the results of errors beyond its control. Mention
of products manufactured by other companies does not necessarily constitute endorsement
by Capintec, Inc.

Please address any comments pertaining to this manual to:

CAPINTEC, Inc.
7 Vreeland Road
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone (800) ASK-4CRC
Fax (201) 825-1336

CRC®-Ultra and CII are registered trademarks of Capintec, Inc.

Note: Federal Law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician,
pharmacist or other licensed professional.

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
The CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector has the following capabilities:

• Precisely measure high- energy beta-emitters such as Sr89,
• Precisely measure gamma emitting radiopharmaceuticals

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MEDICAL EQUIPMENT SAFETY CLASSIFICATION
• CLASS I EQUIPMENT energized from an external power source.
• TYPE B EQUIPMENT with no applied parts to the patient.
• Ordinary EQUIPMENT without protection against the ingress of water.
• Suitable for CONTINUOUS OPERATION.
• NOT suitable for use in an OXYGEN or a FLAMMABLE ENVIRONMENT.

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE POTENTIAL
This equipment complies fully with interference immunity requirements of the standard IEC
61326 “Electrical equipment for measurement control and laboratory use – EMC
requirements”.

This equipment generates radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in
accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to nearby devices.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If
this equipment does cause harmful interference, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one of the following measures:

• Increase the separation between the equipment and the affected device.

• Plug the unit into an outlet on a circuit different from that which the affected device is
connected.

If this fails to correct the problem, please contact Capintec’s only Authorized Service Center.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector has been carefully designed to give you years of safe and
reliable performance. As with all electrical equipment, however, there are basic precautions
you must observe to avoid injuring yourself, the patient or damaging the equipment.

• Follow the unpacking and assembly instructions document, and read this manual
carefully before using this equipment. Be sure to save all provided documents for
future reference.

• Understand all warning and caution labels as explained in CHAPTER 1: SAFETY
before operating this equipment.

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CHAPTER 1

SAFETY

GENERAL .......................................................................................................1-1
SYMBOL DEFINITIONS..................................................................................1-1
WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS ..............................................................1-2
CAUTIONS AND NOTES ................................................................................1-2
GENERAL SAFETY TIPS ...............................................................................1-3

GENERAL
These warnings and instructions for use form an integral part of the CRC®-Ultra Beta
Detector and must therefore be kept available for consultation at all times. Precise
compliance with the instructions is an essential condition for normal use, correct application
and thus safety of the user.

SYMBOL DEFINITIONS

Dangerous Voltage Present

Protective Earth Ground

Functional Earth Ground

Date of Manufacture

CE Mark

Waste in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) – This
symbol indicates that the waste of electrical and electronic
equipment must not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste
and must be collected separately.
Environmentally Friendly Use Period (EFUP) – 20 years from
the date of manufacture – Toxic or hazardous substances or
elements contained in the unit will not leak or mutate under
normal operating conditions resulting in any environmental
pollution, bodily injury or damage to assets.

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WARNING AND CAUTION LABELS
Located on the back of the Beta Detector is a label (Figure 1-1) which pertains to the
electrical safety of the Beta Detector. It is necessary because of the high voltage present
(approximately 1000 volts) on the inside of the Beta Detector. A screwdriver is necessary to
remove the cover.

MISE EN GARDE

HAUTE TENSION

Figure 1-1

CAUTIONS AND NOTES

CAUTION: Only qualified/trained personnel should operate or service this unit.

CAUTION: If the equipment is used in a manner not specified in this manual, the
protection provided by the equipment may be impaired.

CAUTION: High voltage is present inside the Beta Detector (up to 1000 Volts). Due
to the presence of this high voltage, opening the cover with the system
plugged in may be hazardous. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.

CAUTION: No internal adjustments inside the Beta Detector may be performed by
the user within the conditions of the warranty. Due to the presence of
high voltage, opening the cover with the system plugged in may be
hazardous. Refer all servicing to qualified personnel.

CAUTION: Care must be exercised when moving the detector or when maintenance
is performed. The shielded detector is heavy (8.4 kg or 18.6 lb.). It is
essential to avoid mechanical shock or vibration of any kind.

CAUTION: It is desirable to leave the unit powered at all times in order to prevent
moisture absorption and to maintain the stability of the instrument
(especially if the instrument is subjected to high humidity or low
temperature).

CAUTION: This equipment generates radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) to nearby devices. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

CAUTION: The Beta Detector contains lead. Appropriate caution should be taken if
the interior of the unit is exposed. The unit should be disposed of in
accordance with local and national regulations.

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CAUTION: The user should always verify the validity of any measurement or test
result in order to minimize measurement errors.

NOTE
It is recommended that periodic (every five years) re-calibration of the unit be performed by
Capintec’s only Authorized Service Center (reference CHAPTER 11: CLEANING AND
MAINTENANCE) to guarantee that the instrument's high reliability is maintained).

GENERAL SAFETY TIPS
• Unplug the equipment before cleaning it. Use only a damp cloth; do not use solvents
or aerosol cleaners.

• To protect the equipment from overheating, do not use the equipment directly in front
of a radiator or heat register.

• Do not use the equipment near water, or spill liquids of any kind into the equipment.

• To avoid damaging the cable, do not place anything on it or place it where it will be
stepped on. If the cord becomes damaged, replace it immediately.

• Aside from the routine maintenance described in this manual, do not try to service this
equipment yourself. Do not make any adjustments other than those outlined in this
manual, as you may in-validate the calibration or cause damage requiring extensive
repair work. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.

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CHAPTER 2

FUNCTIONAL & TECHNICAL
DESCRIPTION

INTENDED USE ..............................................................................................2-1
OPERATOR PROFILE ....................................................................................2-1
OPERATOR TRAINING ..................................................................................2-2
FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION ........................................................................2-2
OVERALL PROGRAM FLOW.........................................................................2-3

Functions ....................................................................................................2-4
TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION...........................................................................2-5

Warm Up Period .........................................................................................2-5
Environment Requirements.......................................................................2-5
Dimensions.................................................................................................2-5
Performance ...............................................................................................2-6
Regulatory Listings....................................................................................2-6

INTENDED USE
The CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector System is intended to be used by trained Nuclear Medicine
Technologists and Physicians, for performing assays for high activity of Beta emitting
samples of a typical clinical dose.

Also using the system are Health Physicists with expertise in nuclear medicine and radiation
safety – typically used for assessing reproducibility of counting instruments with various
Quality Assurance procedures.

OPERATOR PROFILE
The operator profile for the Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Physicians and Health
physicists is as follows:

• Education:
o Minimum: at least an Associate Degree
o No maximum

• Knowledge:
o Minimum: Understands the basic concepts of nuclear medicine.
o No maximum

• Language Understanding:
o English
o Other languages are available for instructions for use

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• Experience:
o Minimum: Has minimum training or is under surveillance by a trained user.
o No maximum

OPERATOR TRAINING
This Owner’s Manual contains all of the information required to operate the CRC®-Ultra Beta
Detector System.

FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION
Assays may be made reliably for high activity of Beta emitting samples of a typical clinical
dose, e.g., up to 10mCi (8ml) of Sr89 in a 10ml syringe. The residual activity in a vial or a
syringe may also be determined.

The Detector is fully shielded. Additional shielding may be placed by the user when the
instrument must be located where high levels of high-energy gamma emitting radionuclide
samples are handled while samples of Beta emitter must be measured. Additional shielding
will not alter the calibration of the instrument.

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OVERALL PROGRAM FLOW

When the power is turned on, the Sign-On Screen appears. When the ENTER key is
pressed, the Chamber Measurement Screen is displayed and the CRC®-Ultra begins
measuring the activity in the Chamber. The BETA key is used to access Beta measurements
and functions for the Beta Detector. These features are illustrated in Figure 2-1 Overall
Program Flow.

Note: The BETA key on the Readout will be functional after connecting the Beta Detector to
the system.

Sign-On
Screen

ENTER
KEY

WELL / BETA
KEYS

Beta BETA Chamber WELL Well
Measurement KEY Measurement KEY Measurement

Screen CHAMBER Screen CHAMBER Screen
KEY KEY
MENU MENU
KEY MENU KEY
KEY

HOME Beta Detector HOME Chamber Programs HOME Well Counter
KEY Programs KEY and Utilities KEY Programs
and Utilities and Utilities

Figure 2-1 Overall Program Flow

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Functions

The functions for the Beta Detector are accessed by pressing the MENU key from the Beta
Measurement screen and relate only to the Beta Detector. These consist of measuring Auto
Calibration, Testing, Test Source information, Limits setup, nuclide efficiencies, User Key
assignment and Detector Setup. Figure 2-2 Functions Accessed From Beta Measurement
Screen illustrates the functions available from the Beta Measurement screen.

Beta
Measurement

Screen

MENU
Key

1. Auto Cal Perform automatic energy
2. Setup calibration by Cs137
3. Test
Enter Password
(last 3 digits of
Serial Number

Perform system 1. Background
test 2. % Impurity
3. Precision
1. Test Source Enter Test Source Data
Input Detector
2. Limits Enter Background Serial Number
3. Efficiency Impurity and Precision limits
4. User Keys
5. Detector Enter or measure activity
efficiencies

Assign nuclides to User Keys
for Beta Measurements

Detector Setup 1. S/ N

2. Calibration Input Cal Factor

3. Reset HV Reset HV DAC

Figure 2-2 Functions Accessed From Beta Measurement Screen

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TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION
Warm Up Period
Approximately 30 minutes should be allowed for the instrument to stabilize. While the
instrument is warming up, it is strongly recommended that you become familiar with the
CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector.

Environment Requirements

Operational
The instrument should be located where the level of the background radiation is as
low and as constant as possible.

The instrument should be located where the temperature is stable within a range of
+50°F to +85°F (+10°C to +30°C) and the maximum relative humidity is 90% non-
condensing to warrant maximum reliability and accuracy.

The instrument should be located where the barometric pressure is within a range of
27 – 31 inches of mercury (91 – 105 kilopascals).

Storage
The instrument should be stored where the temperature is stable and the range is
from +39°F to +110°F (+4°C to +43°C) and the maximum relative humidity is 90%
non-condensing to warrant maximum reliability.

The instrument should be stored where the barometric pressure is within a range of
15 – 33 inches of mercury (51 – 112 kilopascals).

CAUTION: If these environmental requirements are not followed, the instrument may
display erroneous readings

Dimensions
Height ....................... 14.1cm .....(5.56in.)
Width ........................ 8.4cm .......(3.31in.)
Depth........................ 45.7cm .....(18.0in.)
Weight ...................... 8.4kg ........(18.6lb.)
Shielding (lead)......... 0.6cm .......(1/4in)
Sample Distance....... 10cm ........(3.9in)
20cm ........(7.9in)
Cable Length ............ 2.9m.........(9.5ft)

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Performance

Type ..................................... NaI (TI) scintillator optimized for bremsstrahlung
Sample Distance .................. 10 cm (4”)
Shielding .............................. 0.6 cm (0.25”) lead
Cabling ................................. 91 cm (36”) interconnecting cable
Activity Range ...................... 25 mCi of Sr-89, max.
Counting Rate ...................... 50 kcps, max
Accuracy .............................. Better than ± 5% relative to standard

sample used to calibrate the system
Energy Discrimination........... Fixed 6 channel MCA
Channel Ranges................... Ch 1: 30-100 keV

Ch 2: 100-200 keV
Ch 3: 200-400 keV
Ch 4: 400-660 keV
Ch 5: 660-800 keV
Ch 6: Over 800 keV

Regulatory Listings

The CRC®-Ultra has been independently tested and is manufactured in compliance with the
following Standards:

EMC
• IEC 61326: Electrical equipment for measurement control and laboratory use
– EMC requirements

Electrical
• EN 61010-1: Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement,
control, and laboratory use Part 1: general requirements

ETL Listed
• CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-1:2004, 2nd Edition: Safety Requirements for
Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use – Part 1:
General Requirements
• CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-2-101:04, 1st Edition: Safety Requirements for
Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use –
Particular requirements for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical equipment
• ANSI/UL 61010-1:2004, 2nd Edition: Safety Requirements for Electrical
Equipment for Measurement, Control and Laboratory Use – Part 1: General
Requirements

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CHAPTER 3

GENERAL OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

GENERAL .......................................................................................................3-1
KEYBOARD ....................................................................................................3-1

Layout .........................................................................................................3-1
Key Usage...................................................................................................3-2
ENTERING DATA ...........................................................................................3-4
Numeric Data ..............................................................................................3-4
Alphanumeric Data.....................................................................................3-4
MAKING MENU SELECTIONS .......................................................................3-5
RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS (Yes or No) .................................................3-5

GENERAL
This section describes general operating procedures: the keyboard, how to enter data and
make menu selections.

KEYBOARD
Layout
CRC®-Ultra Readout keyboard is shown below.

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Key Usage
General usage of keys is briefly described. Specific key usage will be given in the
appropriate sections.

BETA (START/STOP) Key
If there is no Beta Detector in the system, this key will not be active.

BETA
When the instrument is first powered up, it is in Chamber mode. That is, it is set up to
make measurements using the Chamber. Pressing the BETA key will put the
instrument in Beta mode, which means it will be set up to make measurements using
the Beta Detector.

The BETA key may also be used to go from Well mode to Beta mode.

START/STOP
When in Beta mode, this key is used to start and stop a measurement.

CHAMBER Key
When the instrument is in Beta mode, pressing the CHAMBER key will return the
instrument to Chamber mode.

NUCLIDE Keys
Pressing one of these keys selects that nuclide.

F18, Ga67, Tc99m, In111, I 123, I 131, Xe133, Tl201

USER Keys
Any nuclide in memory may be assigned to any of the User Keys.

When a key is assigned, it acts just like a Nuclide Key.

The User Keys for the Beta Detector are:
U1, U2, U3, U4, U5

NUCL Key
Pressing this key allows the user to select any nuclide in memory (including nuclides
added by the user).

The nuclide is chosen using the number/ letter keys.

CAL# (COUNTING RATE) Key
COUNTING RATE
Pressing this key in Beta mode will calculate and display the cpm (or cps) for all the
channels (i.e., no nuclide selected).

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TIME Key
After pressing this key, a time and date is input. The activity at the input time of the
source being measured is displayed under the current activity along with the input
time and date.

BKG Key
Pressing this key steps the user through the Background Measurement. The
background will be measured and stored for each mode.

When in Beta mode, the background will be measured and stored for the Beta
Detector.

HOME Key
Pressing this key in Beta Mode will return the user to the Beta Measurement Screen.

If this key is pressed before ending the task being performed, the task will be
terminated without being finished (e.g. entered data will not be stored and previous
values are maintained).

MENU Key
Pressing this key in Beta mode brings up the Beta Main Menu.

This key is also used to return to the previous menu screen.

FORM (LOC) Key
FORM
In Beta mode, this key is used when correction factors for different container types
(Syringe, Vial, Capsule or none) which have been input via setup. The key scrolls
through the possible choices.

DISPLAY (NUM/GRAPH) Key
NUM/GRAPH
In Beta mode, pressing this key will switch between text display and graphic display.

NUMBER / LETTER Keys
The keys with Numbers and Letters on them are used to enter data. The decimal
point is the UP ARROW () key. The DOWN ARROW () key is the SPC (Space).

CE Key
This is the Clear Entry key and is used to erase the last character when entering data.

ENTER (PRINT) Key
ENTER
This key is used to accept entered data.

PRINT
This key is used to print a record of the measurement.

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ARROW Keys ( and )
When a multi-field entry is being made (e.g. date, time, activity, half-life) the arrows
are used to move to the next field or to change the value of the unit.

Ci / Bq Key
Pressing this key toggles the measurement between Curies and Becquerels.
It is only active if USER SELECTABLE has been chosen for Ci/Bq.

ENTERING DATA
Numeric Data
Numeric data is entered via the NUMBER / LETTER (Alphanumeric) keys on the right hand
side of the keyboard.

The decimal point is on the same key as the UP ARROW ()

If the entry must be an integer, the decimal point will not be allowed.

Press CE to erase the last digit entered.

Press ENTER when a correct entry has been made.

Alphanumeric Data
Alphanumeric data (numbers and letters) are also entered via the NUMBER / LETTER keys.

When a NUMBER / LETTER key is pressed, the number appears. Press the key again to
change the number into one of the letters on the same key (e.g. press the 2 key 3 times to
get the letter B). To go to the next character, press another key. If the next character is on
the same key, press the UP ARROW () to repeat use of that key. The DOWN ARROW ()
is the SPACE (SPC) key.

When entering a name for an additional nuclide, the entries are constrained to conform to
legitimate nuclide names.

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MAKING MENU SELECTIONS
All menus appear with a number in front of each selection.

To make a selection, press the NUMBER key corresponding to the desired selection.

RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS (YES OR NO)
There are several occasions where the user is asked a question which is to be answered
Yes or No.

Press Y (9, WXY) for (YES). Press N (6, MNO) for (NO).

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CHAPTER 4

SYSTEM SETUP

GENERAL .......................................................................................................4-1
RECEIVING CONDITION EXAMINATION ......................................................4-1
UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION................................................................4-1
ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS .................................................................4-2
GENERAL OPERATIONAL SETUP................................................................4-3
ACCEPTANCE TESTING................................................................................4-3

Diagnostics Test.........................................................................................4-3
Beta Detector Test......................................................................................4-3
OPERATIONAL SUMMARY ...........................................................................4-4

GENERAL
Initial installation and checkout procedures are described in this section.

RECEIVING CONDITION EXAMINATION
Be sure to verify that the shipping carton is received in good condition, i.e., no damage
should be visible and the box should be dry and clean.

Should the instrument be received in a damaged condition, save the shipping container and
the packing material and request an immediate inspection by the carrier.

Capintec, Inc. is not responsible for the damage, which occurs during shipment but will make
every effort to help obtain restitution from the carrier.

UNPACKING AND INSTALLATION
The instrument is packed and shipped as a complete unit. All the accessories are contained
in the cartons.

The instrument is shipped in a plastic bag in order to provide a dry and clean environment
during shipment.

CAUTION: Be sure the instrument has reached room temperature prior to opening
the bag. (Leave the box in the room 24 hours before opening it.)

1. Remove all outer packing material and tapes. The shipping and packing material
should be saved for future use.

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2. The following equipment should be found upon unpacking:
• Beta Detector

Note: If Test Sources are ordered, they will be shipped separately.

3. Be sure to remove all tape and protective material from the instrument prior to
connecting to the power line.

Figure 4-1

4. Verify that all power switches (Readout and Printer) are in the “OFF” or “0” position.
(Note: If using the Slip-Ticket printer, please unplug from AC Power)

5. Connect the Beta Detector Cable to the connector at the rear of the CRC®-Ultra
Readout labeled “BETA”.

ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS
The instrument should be located where the level of the background radiation is as low and
as constant as possible.

The instrument should be located where the temperature is stable within a range of +50°F to
+85°F (+10°C to +30°C) and the maximum relative humidity is 90% non-condensing to
warrant maximum reliability and accuracy.

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The instrument should be located where the barometric pressure is within a range of 27 – 31
inches of mercury (91 – 105 kilopascals).

CAUTION: If these environmental requirements are not followed, the instrument may
display erroneous readings.

GENERAL OPERATIONAL SETUP
There are several things that must be done before using the CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector for
the first time. The following briefly describes these steps:

• Select proper units: Ci or Bq. Although the system can be changed at any time, it is
recommended that the user set the proper units prior to using the unit to prevent
confusion. (Reference the CRC®-Ultra Owner’s Manual.)

• Enter Test Source Data: Test Sources (standard sources) are used for the Daily Test.
The Test Source can be Cs137 or Ba133. (Reference CHAPTER 5:BETA
DETECTOR INITIALIZATION; SECTION:TEST SOURCE DATA.

The following items should be performed before use if required:
• Assign USER Keys: The USER Keys (U1, U2, U3, U4, U5) are a quick way to select
a nuclide. A nuclide may be assigned to each key. (Reference CHAPTER 5:BETA
DETECTOR INITIALIZATION; SECTION:USER KEY ASSIGNMENT.)

• Adding a Nuclide: The CRC®-Ultra contains nuclide data (name, half-life, calibration
number) for over 80 nuclides. The user may add up to 10 nuclides: the name, half-life
and calibration number will be added for each one. (Reference the CRC®-Ultra
Owner’s Manual.)

ACCEPTANCE TESTING
The following tests should be performed prior to operational use of the unit.

Diagnostics Test
Reference CHAPTER 6:DIAGNOSTICS for instructions on how to perform this test.

Beta Detector Test
Reference CHAPTER 8:BETA DETECTOR TESTS for instructions on how to perform these
tests.

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OPERATIONAL SUMMARY
While all users the CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector are strongly encouraged to read the manual,
we realize that there are some who would much rather jump right in. If you are one of those
people who say, “if all else fails, read the manual”, then reference Appendix I. These very
simplified instructions are intended to assist in getting you familiar with the basic operation of
the CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector. They are not intended to replace the detailed operating
directions in the main body of the manual.

WARNING
The General Operational Setup and Acceptance Testing sections above must be performed
before referring to Appendix I. The steps described omit several important tests which may
be required by your license and which are also required in order to achieve the full accuracy
of the system.

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CHAPTER 5

BETA DETECTOR INITIALIZATION

GENERAL .......................................................................................................5-1
BETA SETUP MENU.......................................................................................5-2
DETECTOR SETUP ........................................................................................5-2

Beta Serial Number ....................................................................................5-3
Overall Calibration Factor..........................................................................5-4
Resetting HV (High Voltage) ......................................................................5-5
TEST SOURCE DATA ....................................................................................5-6
Source Verification.....................................................................................5-7
Entering Serial Number..............................................................................5-8
Entering Calibration Date ..........................................................................5-8
Entering Calibration Activity .....................................................................5-9
LIMITS............................................................................................................5-10
Background ...............................................................................................5-11
% Impurity..................................................................................................5-12
Precision ....................................................................................................5-13
EFFICIENCY DATA........................................................................................5-15
Activity Data ..............................................................................................5-16
Input Efficiency..........................................................................................5-18
Measuring Efficiency.................................................................................5-21
Impurity Data .............................................................................................5-24
USER KEY ASSIGNMENT.............................................................................5-29
Current Assignment Display ....................................................................5-30
Nuclide Name Assignment .......................................................................5-30
Assignment Confirmation.........................................................................5-31

GENERAL
This section describes initialization and parameter setup for the Beta Detector.

To access these functions, press BETA from the Chamber Measurement screen to proceed
to Beta Detector Mode.

Press MENU from the Beta Measurement Screen. Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu will appear.

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β

1. Auto Cal
2. Setup
3. Test

Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu

BETA SETUP MENU
From Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu, select SETUP to perform Setup functions.

Input your password (last 3 digits of the readout serial number) and press ENTER. Figure 5-2
Beta Setup Menu will appear.

SETUP β

1. Test Source
2. Limits
3. Efficiency
4. User Keys
5. Detector

Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu

DETECTOR SETUP
If the Beta Detector was part of the original CRC®-Ultra purchase, it would have been set up
at the factory. However, if it was purchased separately, the setup will have to be performed
after connecting the Beta Detector to the Readout, using the values sent by Capintec, before
using the Beta.

From Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu, select DETECTOR. Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu will
appear.

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DETECTOR β

1. S / N
2. Calibration
3. Reset HV

Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu

Beta Serial Number
Select S/N from Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu. Figure 5-4 Beta Serial Number Verification
Screen will appear showing the current serial number.

BETA

S/N: 000000

Correct?

Figure 5-4 Beta Serial Number Verification Screen

If the serial number is correct, press YES to accept it. Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu will re-
appear.
If the serial number is not correct, press NO to make changes. Figure 5-5 Beta Serial
Number Entry Screen

BETA
SERIAL #:

_

Figure 5-5 Beta Serial Number Entry Screen

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Input the 6-digit serial number of the Beta Detector and press ENTER. Figure 5-6 Beta Serial
Number Verification Screen will appear.

BETA

SERIAL #:

654321
Correct?

Figure 5-6 Beta Serial Number Verification Screen

If the serial number is correct, press YES to accept it. Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu will re-
appear.

If the serial number is not correct, press NO to make changes. Figure 5-5 Beta Serial
Number Entry Screen will re-appear.

Overall Calibration Factor
From Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu, select CALIBRATION. Figure 5-7 Beta Calibration
Factor Verification Screen will appear showing the current overall Calibration Factor.

CAL FACTOR

1.000

Correct? Y or N

Figure 5-7 Beta Calibration Factor Verification Screen

If the displayed Calibration Factor is correct, press YES to accept it. Figure 5-3 Beta Detector
Menu will re-appear.
If the displayed Calibration Factor is not correct, press NO to input a new Calibration Factor.
Figure 5-8 Beta Cal Factor Entry Screen will appear.

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INPUT
CAL FACTOR

_

Figure 5-8 Beta Cal Factor Entry Screen

Input the new Calibration Factor and press ENTER. Figure 5-7 Beta Calibration Factor
Verification Screen will re-appear.

Note: The minimum value that can be input is 0.100. The maximum value that can be input
is 10.00.

If the new Calibration Factor is correct, press YES to accept it. Figure 5-3 Beta Detector
Menu will re-appear.

Resetting HV (High Voltage)
If you are having difficulty calibrating the Beta Detector, you may be instructed by Capintec
Support to reset the HV DAC to a particular value.

Note: Over time, the amplification characteristics of a photomultiplier tube change. If the
gain of the detector is not adjusted occasionally, the resolution of the detector
deteriorates significantly, making it difficult to identify isotopes correctly. Therefore, it
is important to check the gain of each detector at least once daily.

The RESET HV menu option allows the operator to manually adjust the gain in order to bring
the calibration of the detector back.

To perform this procedure, select RESET HV from Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu. Figure
5-9 Beta HV DAC Reset Screen will appear showing the current value of the HV DAC:

HV DAC
3645

RESET?

Figure 5-9 Beta HV DAC Reset Screen

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Press YES to change the HV DAC value. Figure 5-10 Beta HV Entry Screen will appear.

Input HV
_

Figure 5-10 Beta HV Entry Screen

Input the desired HV DAC setting and press ENTER. Figure 5-11 Beta Reset HV Auto Cal
Screen will appear.

Note: The minimum value that can be input is 0. The maximum value that can be input is
8191.

AUTO CAL MUST
BE PERFORMED

Any Key to Continue

Figure 5-11 Beta Reset HV Auto Cal Screen

Press any key (except HOME) and Figure 5-3 Beta Detector Menu will appear.
Auto Calibration (reference CHAPTER 8:BETA DETECTOR TESTS; SECTION:AUTO
CALIBRATION) must be performed before any other measurements can be carried out.
Note: If the unit still will not calibrate after resetting the HV, contact Capintec’s only

Authorized Service Center for evaluation at (800) ASK-4CRC.

TEST SOURCE DATA
A Cs137 Test Source is used for the Beta Detector calibration and test.
Before performing Auto Cal, Test Source Data must be input.

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When shipped from the factory, the CRC®-Ultra does not have Test Source information
entered.

Press MENU from the Beta Measurement Screen.

From Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu, select SETUP. Input your password (last 3 digits of the
readout serial number) and press ENTER. Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu will appear.

Select TEST SOURCE.

Source Verification
If a Beta Detector Test Source has been previously input, the data for the source will be
displayed for verification as shown in Figure 5-12 Test Source Verification.

If a Beta Detector Test Source has not been previously input, Figure 5-13 Entering Serial
Number screen will appear.

Cs137
S/N: 123456ABC
Jun 30 1994

97.6 µCi
0K? Y or N

Figure 5-12 Test Source Verification

If the displayed data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu will re-appear.
To change the previously stored data or if the displayed data is not correct, press NO. Figure
5-13 Entering Serial Number screen will appear.

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Entering Serial Number
The serial number may be any combination of 10 numbers and letters.

Cs137
ENTER S/N

_

Figure 5-13 Entering Serial Number

To input the serial number of the test source, use the NUMBER / LETTER keys. When a key
is pressed, the number appears. Press the key again to change the number into one of the
letters on the same key (e.g. press the 2 key 3 times to get the letter B). To go to the next
character, press another key. If the next character is on the same key, press the UP ARROW
() to repeat use of that key. The DOWN ARROW () is the space key

Press ENTER when the correct serial number has been input. Figure 5-14 Entering
Calibration Date screen will appear.

Entering Calibration Date
The calibration date is entered next.

Cs137
CALIBRATED
_

MMDDYYYY

Figure 5-14 Entering Calibration Date

Input the Source calibration date in the form MMDDYYYY (example: July 3, 2005 would be
07032005) and press ENTER. The date is checked for validity. If the entered date is not
valid, a beep will sound and “DATE ERROR” will be displayed. The date must be re-entered.

Figure 5-15 Entering Activity screen will appear.

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Entering Calibration Activity
The calibration activity can now be input.

Cs137
CALIB ACTIVITY:

value unit

_ µCi

-> to change unit
ENTER to accept

Figure 5-15 Entering Activity

Input the value of the calibrated activity and then press the RIGHT ARROW (). Use the
arrow keys to scroll through the activity units: µCi, MBq or mCi. If the value needs to be
changed, press CE.

Note: The calibrated activity must not be greater than 1000 mCi (37000 MBq).

When the value and unit are correct, press ENTER. Figure 5-16 Test Source Verification
screen will appear.

Cs137
S/N: 1458
Feb 03 2005

97.6 µCi
OK? Y or N

Figure 5-16 Test Source Verification

If the displayed data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu will re-appear.
If the displayed data is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-13 Entering Serial Number screen will
re-appear.

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LIMITS

Values for Background, % Impurity and Precision limits are set at the factory. The values
may be viewed and changed by the user.

The default settings set at the factory are listed in Table 5-1 Default Limits.

Type Limits
Background 3000 cpm / 50 cps
% Impurity 0.10 %
Precision 2.00 %

Table 5-1 Default Limits

The Limits minimum and maximum values are listed in Table 5-2 Level Limits.

Type Curies Becquerels

Background Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
% Impurity
Precision 60 cpm 9960 cpm 1.000 cps 166.0 cps

0 % 9.99 % 0 % 9.99 %

0.1 % 4.99 % 0.1 % 4.99 %

Table 5-2 Level Limits

Press MENU from the Beta Measurement Screen.

From Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu, select SETUP. Input your password (last 3 digits of the
readout serial number) and press ENTER. Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu will appear.

Select LIMITS. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu will appear.

LIMITS β

1. Background
2. % Impurity
3. Precision

Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu

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Background

When the measured background is greater than the background limit, an error message is
displayed and the background result will not be accepted.

Typical background level of CRC®-Ultra Beta Detector is approximately 3 cps (180 cpm) or

less in a clean room. If the instrument must be located where high level of high energy
γ-emitters are handled while measurements are made by CRC®-Ultra, additional shielding
may be placed around the Beta Detector to reduce background.

If the instrument is contaminated, background will be increased.

To view or change the Background Limit, select BACKGROUND from Figure 5-17 Beta
Limits Menu.

Figure 5-18 Background Limit Verification screen will appear showing the current limit.

Note: The trigger level will be displayed in cpm if Ci is selected or cps if Bq is selected.

β

BKG LIMIT

3000 cpm

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-18 Background Limit Verification

If the current Background Limit is correct, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu will re-
appear.

If the current Background Limit is not correct, press NO to input a new Background limit.
Figure 5-19 Background Limit Entry will appear.

β

INPUT BACKGROUND
LIMIT IN cpm

_

Figure 5-19 Background Limit Entry

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Input the desired Background Limit and press ENTER. Figure 5-18 Background Limit
Verification screen will re-appear showing the new setting.

If the new Background Limit is correct, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu will re-
appear.

If the new Background Limit is correct, press NO. Figure 5-19 Background Limit Entry screen
will re-appear.

% Impurity

An assay of the impurity in a sample may be made for those nuclides for which data
pertaining to impurities are available. The instrument is capable of flagging when the
assayed impurity exceeds the limit specified, by displaying the impurity on the screen and
printing it (if a printer is attached to the system) along with the assayed result.

The factory default value for displaying the impurity is 0.10%.

From Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu, select % IMPURITY. Figure 5-20 % Impurity Verification
screen will appear.

β

SHOW IMPURITY
IF MORE THAN

0.10 %

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-20 % Impurity Verification

If the % Impurity has never been input, the default value is displayed. Otherwise the
previously entered value is displayed.

If the displayed value is correct, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu will re-appear.

If the displayed value is not correct, press NO to change the value. Figure 5-21 % Impurity
Entry screen will appear.

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β

INPUT IMPURITY
TO DISPLAY IN %

0 to 9.99

_

Figure 5-21 % Impurity Entry

Input the minimum % Impurity to display and press ENTER. Figure 5-20 % Impurity
Verification screen will re-appear showing the new setting.

If the new % Impurity to display value is correct, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu
will re-appear.

If the new % Impurity to display value is not correct, press NO to change the value. Figure
5-21 % Impurity Entry screen will appear.

Precision

When activity is being measured, the precision is determined and checked against the
specified counting precision.

When this counting precision is not achieved in the measurement period, an error message
will be displayed together with the estimated counting period required to attain the desired
counting precision.

The factory default value for the precision is 2.0%. The maximum value that can be entered
is 4.99%. There is also an option not to test the precision of the measurement (i.e., any
precision is acceptable).

In counting rate mode (i.e., nuclide name is not displayed when measurements are made),
the precision of the measurement is not tested but the observed precision is displayed.

From Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu, select PRECISION. Figure 5-22 Precision Verification
screen will appear.

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β

% PRECISION
2.00 %

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-22 Precision Verification

If the Precision has never been input, the default value is displayed. Otherwise the previously
entered value is displayed.

If the displayed value is correct, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits Menu will re-appear.

If the displayed value is not correct, press NO to change the value. Figure 5-23 Test
Precision? screen will appear.

β

Test Precision?

Yes or No

Figure 5-23 Test Precision?

To set the CRC®-Ultra to not test the precision of the measurement, press NO. Figure 5-24
Precision Not Tested Verification Screen will appear.

If the precision is to be tested, press YES. Figure 5-25 Precision Entry screen will appear.

β

% PRECISION

NOT TESTED

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-24 Precision Not Tested Verification Screen

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If the precision of the measurement is not to be tested, press YES. Figure 5-17 Beta Limits
Menu will re-appear.

To test the precision, press NO. Figure 5-23 Test Precision? Screen will re-appear.

From Figure 5-23 Test Precision?, press YES to test the precision of the measurement.
Figure 5-25 Precision Entry screen will appear.

β

INPUT
% PRECISION

_

.01 to 4.99

Figure 5-25 Precision Entry

Input the desired precision in % and press ENTER. Figure 5-22 Precision Verification screen
will re-appear showing the new setting.

EFFICIENCY DATA
Efficiency data are used to convert the observed counting rate to the activity value.

Efficiencies for nuclides which are known are built into the system.

Existing efficiencies may be changed and/or new ones may be added for nuclides which do
not have any.

The efficiencies may be input or measured.

The nuclide is chosen from all nuclides in memory or from those added by the user.

The efficiency can be for a reference container (e.g. ampoule), vial or syringe. Each
container type is assigned efficiency.

The efficiency for the same container type as the input (or measured) efficiency is 1.000.

If a container type will not be used, an efficiency of 0 is assigned (i.e., the efficiency does not
exist).

Press MENU from the Beta Measurement Screen. Figure 5-1 Beta Main Menu will appear.

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Select SETUP. Input your password (last 3 digits of the readout serial number) and press
ENTER. Figure 5-2 Beta Setup Menu will appear.

Select EFFICIENCY. Figure 5-26 Beta Efficiency Menu will appear.

β

1. Activity Data
2. Impurity Data

Figure 5-26 Beta Efficiency Menu

Activity Data
From Figure 5-26 Beta Efficiency Menu, select ACTIVITY DATA to input, measure or confirm
the Efficiencies. Figure 5-27 Beta Efficiency Choose Nuclide Screen will appear.

CHOOSE NUCLIDE

Press NUCL or
Pre-set nuclide key
or User key

Figure 5-27 Beta Efficiency Choose Nuclide Screen

Choose the nuclide via the Pre-Set Nuclide keys, USER keys or NUCL key.
After choosing a nuclide, Figure 5-28 Beta Efficiency Distance Selection Menu will appear.
(The example is for Tc99m.)

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1. 10 cm β
2. 20 cm

Figure 5-28 Beta Efficiency Distance Selection Menu

Select a distance for the efficiency: (The examples are for Tc99m at 10 cm.) Figure 5-29
Beta Efficiency Verification Screen will appear showing the current values.

Tc99m

% EFF: 0.3903
CH: 1 2

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-29 Beta Efficiency Verification Screen

If the displayed data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-38 Correction Factor Verification Screen
will be displayed.
If the displayed data is not correct, press NO to change the efficiency value and / or
channels. Figure 5-30 Efficiency Entry Method Menu will appear.

β

1. Input Eff
2. Measure Eff

Figure 5-30 Efficiency Entry Method Menu
Efficiency may be input or measured.

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Input Efficiency

From Figure 5-30 Efficiency Entry Method Menu, select INPUT EFF. Figure 5-31 Efficiency
Input Screen will appear.

Enter ACTIVITY
% EFFICIENCY

_

Figure 5-31 Efficiency Input Screen

Input the desired efficiency value and press ENTER. Figure 5-32 Channel Selection will
appear.

Y selects channels

 CH 1 CH 4
CH 2 CH 5
CH 3 CH 6

ENTER when finished

Figure 5-32 Channel Selection

The channels that will be used to calculate activity must be selected. If previous data has
been input, the previous selection will be highlighted.
Use the UP () and DOWN () arrows to move the pointer (right arrow ) so that it points
to the channel to be selected (or de-selected) and then press the Y key.

Press ENTER when the desired channels are selected. Figure 5-33 Container Selection
screen will appear.

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CONTAINER β

1. Reference
2. Syringe
3. Vial

Figure 5-33 Container Selection

Select the container that the efficiency is being input for. For this example, the container the
input efficiency is for is Reference. Select REFERENCE.

You will then be asked if you will use the other 2 containers. In this example, Vial is used, but
Syringe is not. Figure 5-34 Use Vial Question Screen will appear next.

Will you use

VIAL ?

Figure 5-34 Use Vial Question Screen

For this example, press YES. Figure 5-35 Correction Factor for Vial Screen will appear.

ENTER
Corr. Factor
for:VIAL

_

Figure 5-35 Correction Factor for Vial Screen

Input the Correction Factor to be used for the Vial and press ENTER. Figure 5-36 Use
Syringe Question Screen will appear.

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Will you use
SYRINGE ?

Figure 5-36 Use Syringe Question Screen

For this example, press NO. Figure 5-37 Beta Efficiency Verification Screen will re-appear
showing the new efficiency value and selected channels.

Tc99m

% EFF: 0.3903
CH: 1 2

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-37 Beta Efficiency Verification Screen

If the displayed data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-38 Correction Factor Verification Screen
will be displayed.
If the displayed data is not correct, press NO to change the efficiency value and / or
channels. Figure 5-27 Beta Efficiency Choose Nuclide Screen will re-appear.

Tc99m Corr. Fac
REF 1.000
SYR
VIAL 0.990

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-38 Correction Factor Verification Screen

If the displayed data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-27 Beta Efficiency Choose Nuclide
Screen appears.

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If the displayed data is not correct, press NO to change the Correction Factor(s)/channels.
Figure 5-27 Beta Efficiency Choose Nuclide Screen will re-appear.

Measuring Efficiency
Note: The Beta Detector must be calibrated before measuring efficiency. (Reference

CHAPTER 8:BETA DETECTOR TESTS; SECTION:AUTO CALIBRATION)

From Figure 5-30 Efficiency Entry Method Menu, select MEASURE EFF. Figure 5-39 Enter
Calibration Date screen will appear.

CALIBRATED
Enter Date
_

MMDDYYYY

Figure 5-39 Enter Calibration Date

Input the calibration date in the form MMDDYYYY (example: July 3, 2005 would be
07032005) and press ENTER. The date is checked for validity. If the input date is not valid,
the message “DATE ERROR” will be displayed. The date must be re-entered.
Figure 5-40 Time Entry Screen will appear.

Enter Time
_

hhmm

Figure 5-40 Time Entry Screen

Input the time as hhmm in 24 hour time format (example: 1:25 PM would be 1325, 9:15 AM
would be 0915) and press ENTER. The time is checked for validity. If the input time is not
valid, the message “TIME ERROR” will be displayed. The time must be re-entered.
Figure 5-41 Enter Calibrated Activity screen will appear.

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Calib Activity:

value unit

_ µCi

-> to change unit
ENTER to accept

Figure 5-41 Enter Calibrated Activity

Input the value of the source calibrated activity and then press the RIGHT ARROW. Use the
arrow keys to scroll the activity units: µCi, Ci or mCi in Ci mode or MBq or GBq in Bq mode. If
the value needs to be changed, press CE.

When the value and unit are correct, press ENTER. Figure 5-42 Calibrated Activity
Verification Screen will appear showing the source calibration data that was just input.

Tc99m
8.50mCi

May 01 2005
12:00

OK? Y or N

Figure 5-42 Calibrated Activity Verification Screen

If the displayed calibration data is not correct, press NO. Figure 5-39 Enter Calibration Date
screen will re-appear.

If the displayed calibration data is correct, press YES. Figure 5-43 Measure Source
Instruction Screen will appear.

Measure Source

Any Key to Continue
Figure 5-43 Measure Source Instruction Screen

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