Dental enamel as an in vivo radiation dosimeter.

  title={Dental enamel as an in vivo radiation dosimeter.},
  author={Barry Pass and John E. Aldrich},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={12 3},
The determination of the radiation exposure history of the population has become increasingly important in the study of the effects of low-level radiation. The present work was started to try to obtain an in vivo dosimeter that could give an indication of radiation exposure. Dental enamel is the only living tissue which retains indefinitely its radiation history, and electron spin resonance measurements have shown that the radiation signal can be resolved down to about 10 cGy. Measurements on… CONTINUE READING


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