Alpha particles with an RBE of 13 deliver a 53 mrad whole-body radiation dose to a 65 kg patient.
(a) What dosage, in rem, does the patient receive?
(b) How much energy is absorbed by the patient (in mJ)?
dose in rem = dose in rad x RBE
The Attempt at a Solution
I correctly answered part (a), getting 0.689J/kg as my answer. For part (b), I then multipled the answer from (a) by 65kg, which equals 44.785 J, or 44,785 mJ. However, my answer is incorrect. Is there something I am missing? Thanks.