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Table 4 Conversions of old quantities into ‘kerma in air’ or ‘absorbed dose’a

From: The skin dose of pelvic radiographs since 1896

  Unit Kerma in air
Absorbed dose
Exposure r 0.00876  
Exposure R 0.00934  
Absorbed dose rad   0.01
Dose equivalent rem   0.01
  1. aRelations hold for diagnostic X-rays and, in case of exposure and kerma, for equilibrium of charged particles. For more details see [56] or [57]