Radiation and Environmental Biophysics

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 61–69 | Cite as

Concepts of microdosimetry

I. Quantities
  • A. M. Kellerer
  • D. Chmelevsky


This is the first part of an investigation of microdosimetric concepts relevant to numerical calculations. The definitions of the microdosimetric quantities are reviewed and formalized, and some additional conventions are adopted. The common interpretation of the quantities in terms of energy imparted to spherical sites is contrasted with their interpretation as the result of a diffusion process applied to the initial spatial pattern of energy transfers in the irradiated medium.


Energy Transfer Numerical Calculation Spatial Pattern Diffusion Process Environmental Physic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Kellerer
    • 1
  • D. Chmelevsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Radiological Research Laboratory, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.

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