AN INVESTIGATION OF TISSUE EQUIVALENT MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR BACKSCATTER FACTOR
For an experimental investigation of dose equivalent quantities a material is required which approaches the properties of the tissue equivalent material as proposed by the ICRU as far as possible. With the aid of the backscatter factor for X-rays the material equivalence in view of the skin dose equivalent in a depth of 7 mg/cm**2 was examined experimentally and by means of Monte Carlo simulations. Water and a paraffin type substance named M3 revealed properties close to that of the hypothetic ICRU mixture. Furthermore the energy dependence of a conversion factor is presented which allows a transformation of results in air kerma into tissue kerma.
Bibliographic Reference: IRPA-CONGRESS 1984, BERLIN-WEST (GERMANY) - WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 31355 ORA
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Record Number: 1989122108200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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