Fundamentals of Radiation Dosimetry 2

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16ZDOZ2 ZK 2 2+0
Tomáš Trojek (guarantor)
Department of Dosimetry and Application of Ionizing Radiation

Fundamentals of biological effects of ionizing radiation. Quantities and units used in radiation protection. Recommendations of ICRP and ICRU. Principles and methods of measurements in dosimetry. Determination of activity and neutron source emission. Measurements of absorbed dose and exposure.


Subject 16ZDOZ1

Syllabus of lectures:

1.Exposure - definition and development.

2.Kerma - definition and objectives. Calculation of kerma for photon fields. Relation between exposure and kerma.

3.Imparted energy and its determination.

4.Absorbed dose - definition and calculation.

5. Comparisons of dose with kerma and exposure for different situations.

6.Microdosimetry - specific a lineal energy. Differences between stochastic and deterministic quantities in dosimetry.

7.Biological effects of ionizing radiation. Survival curves, relative biological effectiveness.

8.Equivalent dose and effective dose.

9.Operational quantities for staff and working environment monitoring.

10.System of radiation protection. Limitation of irradiation and dose limits.

11.Principles and methods of measurements in dosimetry. Measurements of activity and emission measurements of neutron sources.

12.Dose measuring. Summary of cavity chamber theory. Bragg-Gray cavity theory, its results and deficiencies.

13.Application of cavity theory to dose measurements with ionization chamber. Description and performance of ionization chambers. Application of Bragg-Gray cavity theory

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:


Knowledge of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.


Application of quantities and units in radiological physics and dosimetry.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Fundamentals of Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry, P. Andreo, D.T. Burns, A. E. Nahum, J.Seuntjens, F. H. Attix, Wiley-VCH, 2017. ISBN 978-3-527-40921-1

[2] Fundamentals of Dosimetry, J. Sabol, CVUT publication, 1992 (in Czech)

[3] Physics for Radiation Protection, J. E. Martin, Wiley-VCH, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-527-41176-4

Recommended references:

[4] Handbook of Dosimetry and Radiation Protection, J. Sabol, CVUT publication, 1996 (in Czech)

[5] ČSN ISO 31-9 Quantities and Units - Part 9: Atomic and Nuclear Physic (in Czech)

[6] ČSN ISO 31-10 Quantities and Units - Part 10: Nuclear reactions and ionizing radiation (in Czech)

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