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LINEAR NO-THRESHOLD HYPOTHESIS & RISK COEFFICIENT

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LINEAR NO-THRESHOLD HYPOTHESIS & RISK COEFFICIENT

1. Above the background dose, an increament in dose results in proportional increase in probability of stochastic effects.

2. Risk coefficient of developing fatal cancer = 5% per Sv OR 1:20,000 per mSv.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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