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Title: Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Proximity to the Body [Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Close Vicinity to the Body]

Abstract

Here, retrospective dose assessment following acute radiation exposures during radiological incidents can be difficult and inaccurate due to the large uncertainties associated with dose estimation. However, rapid and accurate dose assessment is critical following an incident, such that appropriate treatment can be provided to the patient as early as possible. Incident Dose assessment relies heavily on biological dosimetry with corresponding large uncertainties for inhomogeneous exposures, resulting from the estimates of whole-body doses, while the assessment of absorbed doses to individual tissues might actually be more appropriate for acute radiation exposures.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge Associated Univ., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge Associated Univ., Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1484633
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-27610
Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Grant/Contract Number:  
89233218CNA000001
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Health Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0017-9078
Publisher:
Health Physics Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; radiation protection; external dosimetry; dose coefficients; orphan sources

Citation Formats

Owens, Andrew, Bertelli, Luiz, and Brandl, Alexander. Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Proximity to the Body [Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Close Vicinity to the Body]. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000866.
Owens, Andrew, Bertelli, Luiz, & Brandl, Alexander. Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Proximity to the Body [Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Close Vicinity to the Body]. United States. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000866.
Owens, Andrew, Bertelli, Luiz, and Brandl, Alexander. Wed . "Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Proximity to the Body [Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Close Vicinity to the Body]". United States. doi:10.1097/HP.0000000000000866.
@article{osti_1484633,
title = {Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Proximity to the Body [Gamma and Beta Absorbed Dose Conversion Coefficients in the Range from 10 keV to 10 MeV for Accidental Exposures From Point Sources Placed in Clothing in Close Vicinity to the Body]},
author = {Owens, Andrew and Bertelli, Luiz and Brandl, Alexander},
abstractNote = {Here, retrospective dose assessment following acute radiation exposures during radiological incidents can be difficult and inaccurate due to the large uncertainties associated with dose estimation. However, rapid and accurate dose assessment is critical following an incident, such that appropriate treatment can be provided to the patient as early as possible. Incident Dose assessment relies heavily on biological dosimetry with corresponding large uncertainties for inhomogeneous exposures, resulting from the estimates of whole-body doses, while the assessment of absorbed doses to individual tissues might actually be more appropriate for acute radiation exposures.},
doi = {10.1097/HP.0000000000000866},
journal = {Health Physics},
issn = {0017-9078},
number = 2,
volume = 115,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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