The quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a body, measured (usually in grays) as the energy absorbed per unit mass.
- The severity of symptoms depends on the absorbed dose of radiation by the exposed area of the body.
- The dose equivalent in rems is numerically equal to the absorbed dose in rads multiplied by the quality factor, which, for most medical radiation, is one.
- The corresponding absorbed dose from photons released in the BNC reaction is considered to be negligible as calculated by Monte Carlo code MCNP4C.
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