Internal Radiation Dosimetry

  • Gopal B. Saha


In Chapter 12, the effects of radiation on humans were discussed. These effects depend on various factors, such as dose, dose rate, time of exposure, and so on. In this chapter, we will describe the method of calculating absorbed doses in various organs from radionuclides ingested internally, either purposely (e.g., medical procedures) or accidentally. The calculation of radiation dose from internally absorbed radionuclides is detailed next.


Radiation Dose Dose Rate Source Volume Fractional Abundance Cumulate Activity 
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References and Suggested Readings

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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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