International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2572

Full Length Research Paper

Determination of absorbed dose by using absolute activity measurements

Kemal Koç1* and GüneÅŸ Tanir2
1Baskent University, Faculty of Education, 06530 Ankara, Turkey. 2Gazi University, Faculty of Science, 06500 Ankara, Turkey.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 13 July 2011
  •  Published: 18 August 2011

Abstract

The determination of absorbed dose in an organ is of critical importance especially in medical therapy applications. In this study the total attenuation coefficient has been measured experimentally and absolute activity has been calculated using an application of a general method presented by Fleming. The absorbed dose for different distances from the source has been determined using absolute activity with using Perspex phantom. The true dose value given to the medium has been investigated and the results were discussed.

 

Key words: Absolute activity, absorbed dose, g-rays, attenuation coefficient.