Status of measurements for radiation protection [electronic resource].
- Livermore, Calif : Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1981.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 20 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- The Dose Equivalent Index (DEI) has been proposed as a dosimetric standard. We have considered the impact of the change on health physics instrumentation measurements and have evaluated the probable errors of representative instruments for measuring the DEI. Little change is found from earlier slab standards. A more important consideration is the appropriateness of the use of the DEI as a dosimetric standard. The DEI may be satisfactory from a conservative viewpoint, but is not necessarily proportional to the true radiological risks involved. An alternate parameter (such as the 1 cm depth dose equivalent for an isotropically irradiated 30 cm sphere as suggested by Kramer) may be more appropriate.
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- E 1.99:ucid-19117
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