K&S Associates, Inc., a Veteran Owned Small Business, is accredited by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) as an Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory (ADCL) offering a full range of radiation therapy calibrations from 15kVp to 250kVp X-rays, Cs-137 and Co-60 gamma rays and all LDR (Pd-103, I-125, Ir-192, Cs-131, Cs-137) and HDR (Ir-192) brachytherapy calibrations and diagnostic X-ray calibrations including mammography (23-35kVp), radiographic (40-150kVp), fluoroscopic (80-120kVp) and CT (110-140kVp).

The technical staff at K&S Associates, Inc. has over 30 years experience in evaluating and repairing electrometers, chambers, survey instruments, cables and accessories and we warranty what we service.

K&S Associates, Inc. provides cable repair and cable replacements if requested. Attached is information giving more detail: K&S Compact Reel

Contact our office for pricing on calibration of other types of instruments. Turnaround time is six (6) business when scheduled ahead of shipment. Faster turnaround times are available with prior arrangement.

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Consulting Services - K&S also offers consulting services on specialty projects. We have a flexible laboratory and can provide knowledge and information on several consulting projects. Please contact us to discuss any proposed projects.

Alpha Counting – K&S has started offering Alpha Counting services. Please contact us to discuss any Alpha Counting projects that you may need.

tHERAPY Ion Chambers (aapm)

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ION CHAMBERS

NIST Traceable & AAPM Accredited
Calibrations

NIST Dose to Water Standard is available

The Task Group 51 "Protocol for Clinical Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Photon and Electron Beams" was published in Medical Physics in September, 1999. K&S Associates, Inc. has been accredited by the AAPM for calibration of ion chambers for Dose-To-Water.

Water proofing sleeves available

The TG-51 protocol requires the use of 1 mm PMMA sleeves for Farmer type chambers. We stock kits for this purpose.

Turn-around Time

Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations.  Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

Electrometers (AAPM)

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      ELECTROMETERS

      NIST Traceable & AAPM ACCREDITED

      The Task Group 51 "Protocol for Clinical Reference Dosimetry of High-Energy Photon and Electron Beams" was published in Medical Physics in September, 1999. The protocol calls for electrometers to be appropriately calibrated by and Accredited Dosimetry Calibration Laboratory (ADCL).

      K&S can provide electrometer calibration over a wide range in nano or pico Amps and in nano or pico Coulombs.

      An electrometer will be calibrated independent of an ion chamber. Dosimetry systems (i.e. and ion chamber and an electrometer) are calibrated independent of each other. It is the responsibility of the equipment user to apply the ion chamber and electrometer calibration factors correctly. Please refer to our electrometer calibration form to let us know how you would like your electrometer calibrated.

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations.  Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      Brachytherapy Well Chambers (AAPM)

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      BRACHYTHERAPY WELL CHAMBERS (AAPM)

      K&S Associates, Inc. offers the following NIST Traceable Source and Re-entrant Well Chamber calibrations:

       

      High Dose Rate:  Iridium 192 Calibrations of Well Type Chambers

      Low Dose Rate:

      • Cesium 137 Tubes & Needles
      • Iodine 125: All Manufacturers
      • Palladium 103: All Manufacturers
      • Iridium 192 Seeds (Best Industries)
      • Cesium 131 Seeds (IsoRay)

      K&S Associates, Inc. offers NIST Traceable Low Dose or High Dose Re-entrant Well Chamber calibrations using the above sources.

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations.  Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      DIAGNOSTIC CALIBRATION POINTS AAPM/A2LA

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      DIAGNOSTIC CALIBRATION POINTS AAPM/A2LA

      Rate Dependence Test

      Typical Mammography: 28 kVp, from 0.1 - 5R/s

      Typical Radiographic: 100 kVp, from 0.1 - 5R/s

      Diagnostic energies available

      Mammography, CT, Radiographic, Survey Meter, Fluoroscopic, and Low Rate Dosimeters

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations.  Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      kVp Meter (A2LA)

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      KVP METER (A2LA)

      Radiography

      40 to 150 kVp Constant Potential, 3 phase-12 pulse, single phase - half & full wave

      Tungsten target, aluminum filtration

      Mammography

      23 to 35 kVp Constant Potential & filtered single phase

      Moly target/ Moly filter and Tungsten target/ Aluminum filtration

      Other Available Calibrations

      X-Ray Timer

      mA/mAs meter

      Digital voltmeter

      Oscilloscope

      Densitometer

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations.  Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call 615-883-9760, toll free at 800-522-2325 or email us.

      Survey Instruments (A2LA)

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      SURVEY INSTRUMENTS (A2LA)

      Technical Features

      • Cesium exposure range - 0.5 mR/h to 1000 R/h
      • Calibration factors are average of two points on each range
      • Response of check source included (if supplied with unit) at no extra charge.
      • Calibration protocol complies with ISO GUIDE 25, ANSI Z540 & ANSI N323A-1997
      • Quality Assurance Program complies with NRC 10CFR50, Appendix B, ISO/IEC 17025:2005, and NRC 10CFR35.61
      • Cs-137 levels from near background (15 uR/h) to 400 uR/h
      • NIST Traceable Calibration of Pressurized Ion Chambers (PIC) to Cs-137
      • Single point gamma calibration (Ir-192, I-125, Pd-103)
      • Contamination geometry alpha & beta & selected gamma sources

      Featured Services

      • Computer based reminder service for timely recalibration based on user established frequency.
      • Calibration tag includes calibration factors
      • Calibration certificate returned with instrument

      A full service repair facility is available on-site for most manufacturers and models

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations. Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      Light meters

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      Light Meter Calibrations

      National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) traceable calibrations available:

      Luminance (cd/m2 or fL)

      Illuminance (lux or fc)

      Neutral Density Filter

      Calibration to CIE Illuminant A

      We calibrate all brands

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations. Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      GENERAL ION CHAMBER and electrometer (a2la)

      General Ion Chambers

      GENERAL ION CHAMBER AND ELECTROMETER INSTRUMENT CALIBRATIONS

      NIST Traceable & A2LA Accredited Calibrations

      NIST Dose to Cs-137 and Co60 energies is available

      K&S offers a wide variety of calibration energies for Ion chambers, Meters, and Chamber & Electrometer systems accredited by A2LA. K&S offers calibrations using Cs-137, Co60, and X-Ray energies for several M and NS beam codes.

      Environmental level Ion Chamber calibrations are available using Cs-137 at ranges 0.4 – 5 uGy/h.

      Turn-around Time

      Normal turn-around time is six (6) business days for scheduled calibrations. Faster service is available if requested prior to shipment.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.


      OTHER SERVICES

      Please give us a call if you need to have any device shown below calibrated or intercompared. K&S has the ability to calibrate all brands from different manufactures.

      For a prompt quotation call (615) 883-9760, toll free at (800) 522-2325 or email us.

      triad kit (keithly 35050A/35080 special service

      Triad

      densitometer

      densitometer

      thermometer/barometer (intercomparisons only)

      Thermometer

      ocilloscope

      OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

      ma/mas meter accuracy

      mamas

      scope-meter

      Scope Meter 2

      multimeter/voltmeter

      volt meter

      timer accuracy

      timer