DOSE Equivalent

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    If you take the quality factor and multiply it by the absorbed dose (RAD or Gy) you get the dose to living tissue or Dose Equivalent.

  • The rem is the traditional unit of Dose Equivalent.
  • The Sievert (Sv) is the SI unit for dose equivalent.
  • One Sv is equal to 100 rem.
  • Unlike absorbed dose, dose equivalent expresses an equivalent biological response from any radiation type.


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