Dose Equivalent

Parameter used to express the risk of the deleterious effects of ionization radiation upon living organisms.

For radiation protection purposes, the quantity of the effective irradiation incurred by exposed persons, measured on a common scale in sievert (SI unit) or rem (non-SI unit).

See also: Absorbed Dose, Dose Rate, Radiation Absorbed Dose, Roentgen Equivalent Man (rem), Sievert.

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Subjects: Medical Nuclear and Particle Physics