Microdosimetry and Its Application to Biological Processes

  • Marco Zaider
  • Harald H. Rossi

Abstract

Microdosimetry is the study of energy deposition processes in biological media with particular accent on phenomena correlated with the physical aspects of the radiation action on living systems. As such, microdosimetry is geared toward understanding the basic mechanisms in the initiation stage of radiation action and, as a corollary, defining a set of quantities characterizing the radiation fields that are most directly related to the biological effect, all other conditions being the same.

Keywords

Energy Deposition Relative Biological Effectiveness Reference Volume Lineal Energy Sensitive Volume 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Zaider
    • 1
  • Harald H. Rossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Radiological Research Laboratory, Department of Radiology, Cancer Center/Institute of Cancer ResearchColumbia University College of Physicians and SurgeonsNew YorkUSA

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