Internal Radiation Dosimetry

  • Gopal B. Saha


There are three units related to radiation: the roentgen (R) for exposure, the rad (radiation absorbed dose) for absorbed dose, and the rem (roentgen equivalent man) for dose equivalent.


Radiation Dose Dose Rate Linear Energy Transfer Relative Biological Effectiveness Source Volume 
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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gopal B. Saha
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  1. 1.Department of Nuclear MedicineThe Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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