Glossary

PRS Dosimetry Glossary

Welcome to our Glossary page, below you will find a complete list of terminology used throughout our website. If you found any of our content confusing please reference the list below to clarify. If you have any questions you would like us to answer, please drop us a line on our Contact page.


The dose equivalent at a tissue depth of 1 cm (1000mg/cm2) which applies to external whole body exposure.
Any part of the body including the hand, elbow, arm below the elbow, foot, knee and leg below the knee.
The dose equivalent at a tissue depth of 0.3 cm (300mg/cm2) which applies to the external exposure of the lens of the eye.
The persons who do not receive an occupational dose while working and are only exposed during elected radiation procedures.
The dose of ionizing radiation received by a person at work, where assigned duties involve exposure to ionizing radiation or radioactive materials.
The dose equivalent at a tissue depth of 0.007 cm (7mg/cm2) which applies to external exposure of the skin of the whole body or the skin of an extremity.
The parts of the body comprising the head, the trunk of the body, arms above the elbow and legs above the knee.

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