Average absorbed dose in thin absorbers

W. D. McDavid, R. G. Waggener

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It is pointed out that an expression for the average absorbed dose for a monoenergetic beam, given in the ICRU report 17 (1970) is not formally correct. The error arises from assuming that partial attenuation coefficients can be treated in the same way as total attenuation coefficients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013
Pages (from-to)107-108
Number of pages2
JournalPhysics in Medicine and Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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