ICRP develops dose coefficients to simplify the calculation of absorbed dose, equivalent dose, and effective dose from external radiation or intakes of radionuclides.
Current dose coefficients are based on the system of radiological protection described in ICRP Publication 60. For convenience, two compendia have been published to cover doses to workers and the public, and doses to patients from radiopharmaceuticals, based on several previous publications now superseded by these two:
Publication 119 Compendium of Dose Coefficients based on ICRP Publication 60
Publication 128 Radiation Dose to Patients from Radiopharmaceuticals: A Compendium of Current Information Related to Frequently Used Substances
In addition, Publication 123 Assessment of Radiation Exposure of Astronauts in Space includes conversion coefficients developed for the particular radiation fields in space which are very different from those usually encountered on Earth.
New dose coefficients based on the current system of radiological protection, described in ICRP Publication 103, are now being published. These coefficients will supersede those based on ICRP Publication 60.
Publication 103 The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection
Publication 107 Nuclear Decay Data for Dosimetric Calculations
Publication 110 Adult Reference Computational Phantoms
Publication 116 Conversion Coefficients for Radiological Protection Quantities for External Radiation Exposures
Publication 130 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 1 (methodology)
Publication 133 The ICRP Computational Framework for Internal Dose Assessment for Reference Adults: Specific Absorbed Fractions
Publication 134 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 2 (H, C, P, S, Ca, Fe, Co, Zn, Sr, Y, Zr, Nb, Mo, Tc)
Publication 136 Dose Coefficients for Non-human Biota Environmentally Exposed to Radiation
Publication 137 Occupational Intakes of Radionuclides: Part 3 (Ru, Sb, Te, I, Cs, Ba, Ir, Pb, Bi, Po, Rn, Ra, Th, U)
Calculating Doses from Intakes of Radionuclides
Calculating Radon Doses