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Our mission is to support the medical community to manage the radiation exposure, thus the dose, of its staff to acceptable limits (ALARA principle). To this end we constantly develop new dosimetry products, often in collaboration with leading European universities.

 

Our passive dosimetry service centers on following key values:

  • Precise and reliable dose assessment with dosimeters having an IEC/EN 62386 homologated technology
  • high quality service with ISO/IEC17025 certified processes
  • customer-oriented service organization
  • a dependable, timely service
  • dosimeter badges with an innovative and pleasant design
  • competitive & cost effective monitoring solutions
  • web platform to easily manage all your dosimeter needs with access to dose reports and statistics in order to assess overall exposures at your site
  • more than 50 years’ experience in dosimetry service

 

Our APD-based active dosimetry system is designed to meet the specific needs of the medical community

  • simple to use APD (Active personal Dosimeter)
  • precise dose measurement of radiation energies typically found in medical environments
  • IT-platform designed to fulfill the needs of radioprotection professionals.

 

State of the art medical centers have chosen Dosilab for the quality and responsiveness in our monitoring service complemented by our unique capability to provide a complete environment of passive monitoring based on the TLD-Technology and APD electronic dosimetry system.

History

Dosilab was founded in 2006 as a management buy-out from Comet, a Swiss technology company in the X-Ray sector. All Comet’s dosimetry division personnel joined Dosilab and thus all know-how was preserved. Therefore we can look back on over 40 years of dosimetry experience and continuous innovation:

  • 1964 Started exposure monitoring with Film for in-house use
  • 1981 Switched to TLD technology
  • 1985 Expanded external service in Switzerland since Swiss Government monitoring activity were stopped
  • 1995 Automated TLD Processing and Record Keeping  
  • 2003 Introduced APD and started TLD service in France
  • 2004 IEC 1725 Accreditation by SAS (Swiss Federal Accreditation Service) for measurement and calibration of TLD dosimeters
  • 2006 MBO: activities transferred from Comet to Dosilab on 1.1.2006
  • 2007 APD certification according to IEC 61526 Radiation protection instrumentation - Measurement of personal dose equivalents Hp(10) and Hp(0,07) for X, gamma, neutron and beta radiations - Direct reading personal dose equivalent meters
  • 2008 Fully automated dosimeter packing and unpacking line
  • 2009 Introduced the first fully sealed dosimeter ring  (enabling sterilization)
  • 2012 Homologation of the laboratory equipment according to IEC/EN 62387-1(2012): Radiation protection instrumentation - Passive integrating dosimetry systems for environmental and personal monitoring
  • 2014 Introduction of an eye-lens dosimeter. Easy to fix on medical/surgical caps
  • 2015 New generation of electronic dosimeters, compatible with existing active dosimetry IT platform.

Accreditation and homologation

Dose assessment with a high level of confidence as to precision and reproducibility requires not only high quality dosimeters and reading equipment but also a well-trained and motivated staff operating according to well established procedures and methods. Our equipment and procedures successfully underwent following accreditation procedures and homologation tests:

  • ISO/IEC-17025: Accreditation of our dose assessment program and dosimeter calibration/recalibration procedures.
  • IEC/EN-62387:2012: Homologation of our passive dosimetry platform according to the newest international and European standard for passive dosimetry systems.

Most European countries require a national certification/operating license  to provide a dosimetry service. We are currently licensed to provide personal monitoring services in:

  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Ireland
  • Belgium, with our partner UCL / Dosi-Tech.

Furthermore we offer dosimetry services in countries without a local certification program or to those accepting the certification we have in other countries. 

Our APD system has been tested by an independent laboratory according to EN/IEC 61526: "Radiation protection instrumentation - Measurement of personal dose equivalents Hp(10) and Hp(0,07) for X, gamma, neutron and beta radiations - Direct reading personal dose equivalent meters".

Links

Interesting radioprotection information and legal bases can be found on the following web sites:

 

The FOPH (Federal Office of Public Health) is the Swiss authority for radiation protection in the health sector.
Radiation, radioactivity & sound

 

Swiss legal bases in radioprotection :

Radiological Protection Act 814.50

Radiological Protection Ordinance 814.501

 

ICRP (International Commission on Radiological Protection) : Provides recommendations and guidance on all aspects of protection against ionising radiation.

www.icrp.org

 

ICRU (International Commission on Radiation Units & Measurements) : For nearly 90 years ICRU has established international standards for radiation units & measurement.

www.icru.org

 

EURADOS : European Radiation Dosimetry Network, a non-profit association for promoting research and development and European cooperation in the field of the dosimetry of ionizing radiation

www.eurados.org

 

Oramed (Optimisation of Radiation Protection for Medical Staff) :Research collaboration among 10 European institutes in the field of dosimetry for extremities and eye lens, supported by the research frame program EURATOM FP7.

http://www.oramed-fp7.eu

 

 

Contacts

Dosilab has offices in Switzerland and France:

 

Dosilab Ltd
Gartenstadtstrasse 7a
CH-3098 Koeniz
Switzerland
info@dosilab.ch
Tel +41 (0)31 744 92 00

Dosilab SARL
67, bd Niels Bohr
F-69100 Villeurbanne
France
info@dosilab.fr
Tel +33 (0)4 788 973 60

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Data protection/Disclaimer

1. General information

Data protection is important to us and we process your data only in accordance with the statutory provisions. In this data protection declaration we explain to you how we collect or otherwise process personal data. By personal data we mean all information relating to a specific or identifiable person.

In addition to the Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP), the legal basis for data processing results from the Radiation Protection Ordinance (RPO) and the Ordinance on Personal and Ambient Dosimetry (Dosimetry Ordinance). The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the EU must also be observed. 

 

Responsible

Responsible for the data processing illustrated in this data security explanation is the:

Dosilab AG
Gartenstadtstrasse 7a
3098 Köniz
Tel: +41 31 744 92 00
Email: info@dosilab.ch

In the case of data protection concerns, you can address yourself to the contact mentioned.

 

Data protection officer

You can reach our data protection officer at the following contact address:
Email: IT-manager@dosilab.ch

2. General principles

Data security

We take data security very seriously and use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological developments.

Within our website, we use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) technology in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

 

Your rights

You have the right to receive information from us about which personal data about you is stored. You may also request the correction of inaccurate data or the deletion of personal data, provided that there are no legal obligations to retain such data or no legal grounds for permitting such data to be processed. Furthermore, you may under certain circumstances have the processing of your personal data restricted or object to it. You also have the right to demand that we return the data you have provided to us (right to data portability). You have the right to receive the data in a common file format. We have already informed you about the possibility to revoke your consent in advance and during the corresponding data processing procedures.

We draw your attention to the fact that the exercise of your rights may be subject to legal restrictions. We reserve the right to assert these restrictions, e.g. if we are obliged to store or process certain data, if we have an overriding interest in them (to the extent that we may invoke them) or if we need them for the assertion of claims. Please note that the exercise of your rights may under certain circumstances conflict with contractual agreements and may have corresponding effects on the execution of the contract (e.g. premature termination of the contract or cost consequences). Where this is not already contractually agreed, we will inform you in advance.

The exercise of your rights requires that you prove your identity (e.g. by means of a copy of your identity card if your identity cannot otherwise be determined). If you incur any costs, we will inform you in advance.

In the area of data processing within the framework of dosimetry, you can only assert your rights to the extent that these can be granted within the framework of the statutory provisions on radiation protection and dosimetry (see also below).

 

Changes

We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement at any time without prior notice. The current version published on our website applies.

3. Individual data processing operations

Data processing within the framework of the Radiation Protection Ordinance

Dosilab AG is a personal dosimetry laboratory pursuant to Art. 66 et seq. of the Radiation Protection Ordinance (RPO). In this function, we are obliged pursuant to Art. 73 RPO to record the following personal data of persons exposed to radiation (Art. 51 RPO):

  • Name and first name (incl. previous names) of the person recorded
  • Date of birth, sex and social security number
  • Name, address and UID of the enterprise
  • Occupational group, activity and category
  • Dose values determined in Switzerland and abroad over the entire monitoring period
  • Entry and exit data of the monitoring time

We report the data to the Central Dose Registry (Art. 69 lit. 2 RPO). According to Art. 74 RPO, the following persons and authorities have access to the data in the Central Dose Registry:

  • the staff of the radiation protection division of the FOPH;
  • the occupational medicine department of Suva;
  • the supervisory authorities: the data in their area of supervision;
  • the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA): data concerning aircrew.

In addition, as a personal dosimetry laboratory we are obliged to retain the data for 2 years.

The purpose of the data processing is to ensure the monitoring obligation in accordance with Art. 64 RPO.

According to Art. 71 RPO, as a personal dosimetry laboratory we may only disclose personal data and dose values of a monitored person to the following persons or authorities:

  • to the monitored person;
  • to the licence holder or to the person responsible for radiation protection in that departement or enterprise, or, in the case of aircrew, to the aircraft operator;
  • to the supervisory authority;
  • to the licensing authority;
  • to the Central Dose Registry.

The legal basis for data processing is derived from the statutory provisions and consists of the aforementioned standards of the Radiation Protection Ordinance (RPO).

 

Registration on our website

You have the possibility to register for access to the protected area on our website and to create a login. In this case, we collect the data you enter in the input mask, such as name, e-mail address, etc., and store this data. The purpose of registering for the login area is to provide you with password-protected direct access to your basic data stored by us. You have the possibility to record persons of your company and to access the corresponding data.

Your consent serves as the legal basis for the use of your data within the scope of the login. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Data processing carried out until your revocation is not affected by the revocation.

 

Forms/Contact

On our website you can get in touch with us via an electronic contact form. The input mask serves you for the registration and deregistration of persons, for the notification of temporary interruptions of the dosimeter dispatch, for the deregistration of individual dosimeters, for the notification of name changes or also for general inquiries. The data you enter in the input mask, such as name, e-mail address, etc., will be transmitted to us and stored.

The data you provide us with is used to process your enquiry and to fulfil our duties as a personal dosimetry laboratory in accordance with Art. 66 et seq. of the Radiation Protection Ordinance (RPO; see above, Data processing within the framework of the Radiation Protection Ordinance). The legal basis is provided by pre-contractual measures and our legitimate interests in dealing with the request. Insofar as the inquiry concerns the registration or deregistration of persons or other data processing within the framework of the Radiation Protection Ordinance, the above-mentioned principles apply (cf. under Data processing within the framework of the Radiation Protection Ordinance).

We only store your data for as long as is necessary to process your request or as long as we are obliged to do so by law.

 

E-mail

You have the possibility to contact us by e-mail. If you contact us by e-mail, the following data will be processed:

  • E-mail address
  • Contents of your e-mail
  • Subject of your e-mail
  • Date
  • Contact data provided by you (e.g. name, surname, if applicable telephone number, address)

Your details will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. Pre-contractual measures or our legitimate interests in processing the request serve as the legal basis.

We only store your data for as long as it is necessary to process your request or as long as we are obliged to do so by law.

We draw your attention to the fact that e-mails can be read or changed unauthorisedly and unnoticed during transmission. The spam filter can reject e-mails that have been identified as spam by certain characteristics.

We are entitled to inform you about news, offers or events. Our legitimate interests serve as the legal basis for this. You can object to the receipt of such information at any time with effect for the future.

 

Provision of the website and creation of log files

When you access our website, the provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser transmits to us. These are:

  • Server name
  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Device type
  • Browser name and version
  • Date and time of the server request

These data cannot be assigned to a specific person and there is no merging of these data with other data sources. The log files are stored in order to guarantee the functionality of the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This is our legitimate interest, which serves as a legal basis.

The data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, the data will be deleted at the end of each session. The storage of the log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website, therefore you have no possibility to object.

 

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on the operating system of your device with the help of the browser when you call up our website. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. This allows us to save certain settings (such as language settings or location information) so that you do not have to re-enter them when you return to the website.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. The use of cookies and the related processing of your data is based on the legal basis of our legitimate interests in the stated purposes.

Right of objection: The cookies are stored on your computer. You therefore have full control over the use of cookies. You can delete them completely or deactivate or restrict the transmission by changing the settings in your browser. If you deactivate cookies for our website, you may no longer be able to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

 

Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google uses cookies, which are stored on your device and allow an analysis of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, such as browser type, operating system used, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and time of the server query, is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in this context is not merged with other data from Google. We have also added the code "anonymizeIP" to Google Analytics on this website. This ensures that all data is collected anonymously. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The Privacy Shield Agreement applies to the USA. Google is certified in accordance with this agreement.

Google uses the data on Google Analytics on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The use of Google Analytics is based on the legal basis of our legitimate interests in the analysis of customer behavior on our website, which enables us to improve our services.

Right of objection: You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting the settings in your browser accordingly. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. You can also deactivate Google Analytics by downloading and installing the browser add-on at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

We use Google Analytics with the functions of Universal Analytics on our website. This allows us to analyse the activities of our website across devices (e.g. when accessed via laptop and later via smartphone). This is made possible by a pseudonymous assignment of a user ID to a user. This happens, for example, when you register for a customer account or log in for your customer account. No personal data will be forwarded to Google. The additional functions of Universal Analytics do not restrict the aforementioned data protection measures such as anonymizing the IP address or the possibility of objecting to the use of Google Analytics.

The data collected within the framework of Google Analytics is stored for as long as is necessary for the analysis of the website. The data is automatically deleted after a period of 50 months at the latest.