whole body dose

whole body dose

a measure of radiation exposure, equal to the total amount of ionizing radiation absorbed by the body divided by the body's mass. It is meaningful only for fairly uniform irradiation over the entire body. See also effective dose.
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Proton therapy is highly precise and able to deliver higher doses of radiation to the tumor, lower doses of radiation to healthy tissue and a lower whole body dose compared to conventional photon therapy.
Whole body doses were 170-590 cSv (1,700-5,900 mSv), according to Eisenbud's Table 12.

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