Provides guidance on the application of dose measurement during all stages of the sterilization process.
This new ASTM online collection gives you instant access to 14 ASTM standards related to ISO 11137 Sterilization of Health Care ProductsRequirements for Validation and Routine Control-Radiation Sterilization. These standards are updated throughout the year giving you the latest information available.
They describe requirements for a radiation sterilization process intended to sterilize medical devices and apply to gamma, X-ray, and electron-beam radiation processing. Subjects cover:
Calibration of dosimetry systems used to measure absorbed doses in gamma-ray or X-ray fields and in electron beams used for radiation processing
Different mathematical methods that may be used to calculate absorbed dose and criteria for their selection
Materials description, dosimeter preparation, and procedures for using the alanine-EPR dosimetry system
Procedures for handling, testing, and using a radiochromic film dosimetry system
And much more!
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ASTM Standards on Sterilization of Health Care Products (Basic Version)