Radiation Absorbed Dose Units
The radiation absorbed dose units in the converter are gigagray, gigarad, gray, joule/centigram, joule/gram, joule/kilogram, joule/milligram, kilogray, kilorad, megagray, megarad, microgray, microrad, milligray, millirad, nanogray, nanorad, parker, rad, rep (roentgen eq. physical) and teragray.
The most common radiation absorbed dose units are gray and rad. 1 Gray is equal to 1 joule per kilogram (J/kg). 1 Rad is equal to 0.01 gray.
Gray (Gy): This is the standard unit for absorbed dose in the International System of Units (SI). One gray is equal to one joule of energy absorbed per kilogram of matter.
Rad (rad): The rad is a legacy unit used in the centimeter-gram-second (CGS) system. One rad is equal to 0.01 gray.
The gray is the primary unit for absorbed dose in the SI system and is widely used in scientific and medical contexts. The rad, being an older unit, is less commonly used in modern literature but may still be encountered, particularly in older documents or certain specialized applications.
What is Radiation Absorbed Dose?
The radiation absorbed dose is the amount of energy stored as a result of an ionizing radiation. It's measured per unit of mass of that medium.
For all radiation unit converters, please visit radiation unit conversions.