ISO 29661:2012 defines terms and fundamental concepts for the calibration of dosemeters and equipment used for the radiation protection dosimetry of external radiation -- in particular, for beta, neutron and photon radiation. It defines the measurement quantities for radiation protection dosemeters and doserate meters and gives recommendations for establishing these quantities. For individual monitoring, it covers whole body and extremity dosemeters (including those for the skin and the eye lens), and for area monitoring, portable and installed dosemeters. Guidelines are given for the calibration of dosemeters and doserate meters used for individual and area monitoring in reference radiation fields. Recommendations are made for the position of the reference point and the phantom to be used for personal dosemeters.
ISO 29661:2012 also deals with the determination of the response as a function of radiation quality and angle of radiation incidence.
ISO 29661:2012 is intended to be used by calibration laboratories and manufacturers.