, where k = 0.01 is radiation constant, D is dosage, and m is mass exposed to radiation.
The mass of the patient exposed to the X-ray is one-quarter.
A typical chest X-ray uses X-rays with an RBE of 0.85.
If the radiation dosage is 35 mrem, find the energy absorbed by a 72-kg patient, assuming one-quarter of the patient's body is exposed to the X-rays.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the The Electromagnetic Spectrum concept. You can view video lessons to learn The Electromagnetic Spectrum. Or if you need more The Electromagnetic Spectrum practice, you can also practice The Electromagnetic Spectrum practice problems.
What professor is this problem relevant for?
Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Jackson's class at LONESTAR.