depth dose


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depth dose

the dose of radiation at a distance beneath the surface, including secondary radiation or scatter, in proportion to the dose at the surface.

depth dose

Etymology: AS, diop + Gk, dosis, giving
(in radiotherapy) the relationship between the dose at any depth from a beam of radiation and the dose at the entrance from that beam.

depth dose

(depth dōs)
Radiation dose at a distance beneath the surface, including secondary radiation or scatter, in proportion to the dose at the surface.

depth dose

The actual amount of radiation exposure at a specific point below the surface of the body.
See also: dose