There is confusion out there about our (IMI) Inspector line of radiation detectors. The IMI Inspector is one of our most popular instruments. It has become known as one of the most reliable, trustworthy and compact hand held instruments for detecting contamination on surfaces and for general purpose use. It also has a reputation for ease of use, and ease of understanding.
The name Inspector is used on other instruments in the Health Physics arena including offerings from Canberra and Kromek that are respectively for spectral analysis and food contamination testing.
We built the first Inspector Geiger Counter here at our Sebastopol lab back in 1989. Since then the Inspector name has become associated with a class of instruments that are handheld and utilize the “pancake” style GM sensor. Instruments based on the pancake detector were previously only packaged in lunch box sized enclosures. Today there are a few companies that make this type of instrument.