Radioactive Material Quality Factor Calculator

The quality factor is the factor by which the absorbed dose must be multiplied to obtain a quantity that expresses, the biological damage to the exposed tissue, on a common scale for all ionizing radiation. The quality factor is used to modify the Absorbed Dose in Gray (Gy) by multiplying to obtain a quantity called the Equivalent Dose (Sv ). Given here is an online radioactive material quality factor calculator to determine the factor for the given required inputs.

The Quality Factor is used because of some types of radiation, such as alpha particles, are more biologically damaging internally than other types such as the Beta Particle. You can also calculate the equivalent or absorbed dose in this radioactive material quality factor calculator based on the other two inputs.