Calculation of equivalent dose for Auger electron emitting radionuclides distributed in human organs.

@article{Goddu1996CalculationOE,
  title={Calculation of equivalent dose for Auger electron emitting radionuclides distributed in human organs.},
  author={Sreekrishna M. Goddu and Roger W. Howell and Dandamudi V Rao},
  journal={Acta oncologica},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 7},
  pages={909-16}
}
Radionuclides that emit Auger electrons can be extremely radiotoxic depending on the subcellular distribution of the radiochemical. Despite this, ICRP 60 provides no guidance in the calculation of equivalent dose H(T) for Auger electrons. The recent report by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine recommends a radiation weighting factor wR of 20 for stochastic effects caused by Auger electrons, along with a method of calculating the equivalent dose that takes into account the… CONTINUE READING