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Principles of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry

Dr. Matthew Mille presents an overview of radiation physics and dosimetry. Lecture covers: difference between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation; basic concepts of the nucleus and nuclear particles involved in radioactive decay; difference between radioactivity and radiation; processes that result in emission of radiation; how radiation interacts with tissue (because these lead to “dose”); definition of dose quantities and units; sources of radiation exposure in everyday life.

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Principles of Radiation Physics and Dosimetry