• Martin VosperEmail author


In this chapter the importance and need for radiation dosimetry are discussed. Suitable topics to explore are provided. Dose measurements and how they may be calculated are clearly explained. Information on dosimetry in CT is provided. The chapter closes with a discussion of a few practical issues in radiation dosimetry.


Ionising radiation Dose Radiation detectors Stochastic effects Deterministic effects 


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  1. Bomford CK, Kunkler IH. Walter and Miller’s textbook of radiotherapy. 8th ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone; 2019.Google Scholar
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  4. Stabin MG. Radiation protection and dosimetry: an introduction to health physics. New York: Springer; 2007.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging, School of Health and Social WorkUniversity of HertfordshireHertfordshireUK

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