Dosimetry of Ionizing Radiation in Small Animal Imaging

Authored by: Michael G. Stabin

Handbook of Small Animal Imaging

Print publication date:  April  2016
Online publication date:  February  2016

Print ISBN: 9781466555686
eBook ISBN: 9781466555693
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19052-26

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Abstract

The effects of ionizing radiation on living organisms are evaluated using the quantity “absorbed dose,” which is the amount of energy deposited per unit mass of any material, in this case living tissue. A formal definition is given by the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (1993): 19.1 D = d ɛ ¯ d m

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