effective dose


sum of the equivalent doses for all irradiated tissues or organs, each weighted by its own value of tissue weighting factor


  • NOTE 1 It is normally represented by E, and in accordance with the definition it is calculated with the equation below, and the wT is specified in the ICRP-92 standard [RDH.22]: (1) For further discussion on E, see ECSS-E-HB-10-12 Section 10.2.2.
  • NOTE 2 Effective dose, like organ equivalent dose, is measured in units of sievert, Sv. Occasionally this use of the same unit for different quantities can give rise to confusion.
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