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aberration
deviation from normal development or growth
absolute risk
model predicting that a specific number of excess cancers will occur as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation
absorbed dose (D)
The deposition of energy per unit mass by ionizing radiaiton in the patient's body tissue. This absorbed energy is responsible for whatever biologic damage occurs as a result of tissues being exposed to x-radiation. The Gray (Gy) is the unit of this radiation quantity.
absorbed dose (D) is responsible for...
whatever biologic damage occurs as a result of tissues being exposed to x-radiation.
the Gray (Gy)...
the unit of measuring absorbed dose ; SI unit of absorbed dose. An energy absorption of 1 joule (J) per kilogram (kg) in the irradiated object.
absorption
transference of energy from an x-ray beam to the atoms or molecules of the matter through which it passes