[ RadSafe ] Build-up factor tables

roseb at gdls.com roseb at gdls.com
Wed Nov 12 08:08:02 CST 2014


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Boyd H. Rose, CM, CIH, CHMM, EI
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From:   "Olsson Mattias :MSO" <mso at forsmark.vattenfall.se>
To:     "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing 
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Date:   11/12/2014 06:47 AM
Subject:        [ RadSafe ] Build-up factor tables
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Hi all,

Sometimes I dabble in simple radiation shielding calculations, where I use 
Microshield. I like to check if my models give me a reasonable result, and 
to do that I feel a need for tables with dose build-up factors. To only 
use attenuation factors is not good enough at all.

I want to ask if you are aware of any freely accessible good compilations 
of tables! For different energies, materials and so on. I have looked 
around a bit but only find ANSI/ANS factors in publications that are for 

All the best,
Mattias Olsson, Sweden
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