Translation of Dose Coefficients From ICRP 53 to ICRP 80

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Abstract

The effective dose coefficients tabulated in Publication 80 of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for the radiopharmaceuticals addressed earlier in ICRP Publication 53 are based on the tissue weighting factors of ICRP Publication 60. Presumably these values are derived from the tissue dose coefficients tabulated in Publication 53, however no details regarding their derivation are provided. The tissue weighting factors of Publication 60 explicitly address tissue for which no dose coefficients were tabulated in Publication 53; for example esophagus and a number of tissue comprising the remainder. In the absence of guidance we have defined a set of rule for the translation and have undertaken an effort to derive the effective dose coefficients of Publication 80 starting with organ/tissue dose coefficient of Publication 53.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
JournalHealth Physics Journal
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StatePublished - Feb 2 2013

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