Derivation of site-specific skeletal masses within the current ICRP age series.

@article{Watchman2007DerivationOS,
  title={Derivation of site-specific skeletal masses within the current ICRP age series.},
  author={Christopher J Watchman and Deanna Hasenauer and Wesley E. Bolch},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 11},
  pages={
          3133-50
        }
}
The calculation of absorbed dose to the radiosensitive tissues of the skeleton is routinely performed using reference masses provided in publications from the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). These values typically include total skeleton tissue masses by reference subject age, but not by individual bone site at a given age. Site-specific variations in absorbed fractions are known to occur for internal alpha-particle and beta-particle emitters, and in certain medical… CONTINUE READING