Accession Number : ADA310668

Title :   Determination of Canine Dose Conversion Factors in Mixed Neutron and Gamma Radiation Fields.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Torres, Betty A. ; Bhatt, Ramesh C. ; Myska, James C. ; Holland, Bruce K.

PDF Url : ADA310668

Report Date : JUL 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The primary objective of mixed-field neutron/gamma radiation dosimetry in canine irradiation experiments conducted at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI) is to determine the absorbed midline tissue dose (MLT) at the region of interest in the canine. A dose conversion factor (DCF) can be applied to free-in-air (FIA) dose measurements to estimate the MLT doses to canines. This report is a summary of the measured DCFs that were used to determine the MLT doses in canines at AFRRI from 1979 to 1992.

Descriptors :   *IONIZATION CHAMBERS, *GAMMA RAYS, *NEUTRONS, *DOGS, *DOSIMETRY, *RADIOBIOLOGY, CONVERSION, MEASUREMENT, ESTIMATES, MILITARY RESEARCH, DOSAGE, MIXING, IRRADIATION, IONIZING RADIATION, THERMAL RADIATION.

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Nuclear Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE