Accession Number:

AD0649288

Title:

A FORTRAN PROGRAM TO DETERMINE ABSORBED ORGAN DOSE DUE TO INHALATION OF RADIONUCLIDES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1967-01-11

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

A FORTRAN computer program system has been developed to determine the maximum internal dose received by a given body organ as a result of inhalation of specific radionuclides. The program, based upon equations reported in the literature, determines the effective energy absorbed by the body organ per disintegration of the radionuclide and computes the absorbed organ dose for various periods of intake for single or continuous release and for various periods of internal exposure. The organ dose includes effects from all descendants of the nuclide originally considered to have entered the body organ. Tabulated results for 133 radionuclides and their contributions to the dose to seven body organs and the whole body are presented. Input to the FORTRAN computer program may be modified to yield results for other radionuclides or body organs. The computer program may also be used to determine by summing the total absorbed organ dose for a mixture of fission products if the concentration in air of each major contributor at initial intake time is known. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE