ICRPædia Guide to Dose Coefficients

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ICRP develops dose coefficients to simplify the calculation of absorbed dose, equivalent dose, and effective dose from external radiation or intakes of radionuclides.

Current dose coefficients are based on the system of radiological protection described in ICRP Publication 60. For convenience, two compendia have been published to cover: doses to workers and the public, and doses to patients from radiopharmaceuticals, based on several older publications now superseded by these two.


Publication 60 1990 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection

Publication 119 Compendium of Dose Coefficients based on ICRP Publication 60

Publication 128 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals: A Compendium of Current Information Related to Frequently Used Substances


Dose coefficients based on the current system of radiological protection, described in ICRP Publication 103 are now being published. These coefficients will supersede those based on ICRP Publication 60.


Publication 103 The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection

Publication 107 Nuclear Decay Data for Dosimetric Calculations

Publication 110 Adult Reference Computational Phantoms

Publication 116 Conversion Coefficients for Radiological Protection Quantities for External Radiation Exposures

Publication 130 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 1 (methodology)

Publication 133 The ICRP Computational Framework for Internal Dose Assessment for Reference Adults: Specific Absorbed Fractions

Publication 134 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 2 (H, C, P, S, Ca, Fe, Co, Zn, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc)

Publication 136 Dose Coefficients for Non-human Biota Environmentally Exposed to Radiation

Publication 137 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 3 (Ru, Sb, Te, I, Cs, Ba, Ir, Pb, Bi, Po, Rn, Ra, Th, U)


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Calculating Doses from Intakes of Radionuclides

Calculating Radon Doses