MDA from the Ground Up | NEW

1 Day Training

Minimum Detectable Activity (MDA) is one of the hardest concepts to understand in gamma spectroscopy. This 1-day seminar provides a thorough explanation of the concepts starting from basic counting statistics, through a review of the Currie method, and concluding with examples of more complex measurement scenarios.

Who should attend

The intended audience includes anyone working with gamma spectroscopy analysis and supervisory personnel who want to get a better understanding of the MDA and detection limit concepts. Attendees should be familiar with fundamental principles of gamma spectroscopy.

How you will benefit

Attendees who complete this seminar will attain a good understanding of the concept of MDA. This knowledge will enable attendees to better understand a key concept that is often reported to regulators and other stakeholders. A good understanding of MDA and what factors that influence it is a necessary skill when trying to optimize your gamma spectroscopy system for increased throughput or lowest possible detection limit.

Seminar topics

  • Basic counting statistics
  • Defining the concept of MDA and detection limits
  • Review of the Currie method, including practical examples
  • Discussion of the factors that influence the MDA

Date: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 
CECs Awarded: TBA

1 Day Training