[ RadSafe ] Calculate Dose from Flash X-ray?

Ted de Castro tdc at xrayted.com
Fri Aug 12 17:51:34 CDT 2011

That's a pretty hefty x-ray machine!!  Assuming it can go CW - which I 
very much doubt.

So - what do you mean by "beam strength"?  Average rate within the pulse 
is pretty straight forward - ie, trivial - but surely the pulse is not 
"flat" - I assume this is a CD unit or some sort of "flash x-ray 
machine".  For anything other than that you did not supply enough 

Tells us what you want - and we can tell you what additional parameters 
are needed.

On 8/11/2011 9:55 AM, Bill Miller wrote:
> The vendor said the measured dose at 1 meter from a 450 kV, 6000 A X-Ray
> unit with a 25 nanosecond burst is 18 milli-R.  Is there a way to calcualte
> the expected beam strength from this unit?  thanks
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