Atomlab Wipe Test Counter

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Eliminate the tedium of wipe testing with the Atomlab™ Wipe Test Counter

  • Easy-to-use, large touch screen with intuitive menus
  • Meets NRC/State regulations
  • 64 Channel MCA
  • Adjustable wide window and individual isotopes
  • 2x2 NaI drilled-well detector
  • Remote shielded well
  • Energy spectrums with individual ROI
  • Ability to help identify isotopes causing contamination
  • User-specific wipe locations and trigger levels
  • Wipes that exceed trigger levels are immediately recognized: flashes on screen and prints in red
  • Detailed wipe reports including CPM and DPM
  • Automated QA testing, Chi square, FWHM and MDA
  • Wipe testing results stored
  • Upgradable at any time to a dose calibrator by adding an ionization chamber
  • Optional printer for hard-copy archives
  • Two-year warranty
  • RS-232 bi-directional serial communications port

Finally, a wipe test counter that’s easy to use, easy to understand, fast and dependable. A color touch-screen display utilizing intuitive software eliminates the tedium of wipe testing. Simply perform a daily calibration and background count, then count the wipe for each predetermined location. Trigger levels can be set for any isotope at any location including 200 dpm for iodine. In seconds the system will determine if the location is above or below the user defined trigger level.

When performing a wipe test, the full spectrum is displayed. A wide window that includes the isotope energies expected in a particular department is set by the user. The efficiencies of the isotopes selected for the window can be either factory defaults or user determined using an integrated detector efficiency program. Individual isotope ROIs along with the wide window can be set. This feature helps identify the isotope(s) causing contamination.

Up to 50 wipe locations can be entered as a restricted area, unrestricted area, sealed source or package. The results are displayed in dpm, cpm, μCi or kBq.

The system consists of a lead shielded 2" x 2" sodium iodide (NaI) well detector and a 64 channel multi-channel analyzer. The displayed energy range (spectrum) is 0-800 KeV, which is typically found in nuclear medicine departments.

The wipe counter is designed to meet or exceed all NRC (10 CFR 35.70, 10 CFR 20.1906 and 10 CFR 35.2067) and state wipe test requirements. There are automated programs for the quality assurance functions: calibration, FWHM, chi-square and minimum detectable activity (MDA).

Wipe test results and QA test data can be stored in memory and printed at any time.



  • Display: LCD Touch Panel 6.5" x 5", function keys are displayed for the operation being performed
  • Connectors: RJ-12 for well cable, USB for printer
  • Power: This system uses XP Power Supply for medical use, Model #PDM60US15
  • Line Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, auto selectable by the power supply, 1.5 – 0.75 amps
  • Line Frequency: 50/60 Hz, detachable line cord, built-in EMI filter and transient suppression
  • Auxiliary Port: RS-232 connector, used for data export and firmware updates
  • Memory: Stores wipe, calibration, background, high voltage, isotope specification, isotope efficiency, Chi-Square testing results, technologist list, wipe locations list and latest MDA calculation. Results can be displayed and printed.
  • Preset Radionuclides: 27 including Tc-99m, Co-57, Cs-137, Ga-67, Tl-201, I-123, I-125, I-131, In-111, F-18


  • Length: Standard 8 ft. (243 cm); custom cable lengths available up to 20 meters
  • Conductors: Six total – 2 for power, two for chassis ground, two for serial data
  • Connectors: RJ-12


  • Detector: 2" x 2" NaI (Tl) integral line scintillation detector with a 0.75" dia x 1.44 " depth well (1.9 x 3.7 cm)
  • Style: Remote Detector
  • Channels: 64
  • MCA: Integral to Well Counter
  • Spectral Resolution: FWHM 10%
  • Count Rate: (Maximum) 30,000 cps
  • Connectors: RJ-12 for power and signal
  • Lead Shielding: 0.5" (1.2 cm) integral lead shield
  • Optional Calibration Source: 0.1 μCi Cs-137 Rod Source
  • Optional Additional Shield: 0.5" (1.2 cm) lead shield, slides over integral shield for total of 1.0" of shielding – includes cover
  • Cover: Fits optional additional lead shield, has 0.25" (.6 cm) lead shielding


Display Unit:

  • Size: 9.5" w x 12" h x 12" d (24.1 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Weight: 4.2 lb (1.9 kg)

Well Counter

  • Size: 6" d x 11" h (15.24 x 27.9 cm)
  • Weight: 29 lb (3.2 kg)

Approvals: ETL listed to UL 60601-1 and CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 601-1M90, IEC 60601-1, IEC 60601-1-4 and IEC 60601-1-2 086-331
Warranty: Two Year

086-331 Atomlab Wipe Test Counter Includes: smart display, well counter and RS-232 port.


086-333 Software, Atomlab 500 Data Manager
086-334 Cable, European to Wall Outlet
086-336 Chamber, Dose Calibrator
086-339 Printer, Ink Jet
075-596 Lead Shield, Well Counter
063-139 Rod Source. Cs-137
006-350 Wipe Test Kits, 500/pkg