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.


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=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