How to calculate the exposure rate?

  1. Hello Everyone,

    I'm a student nurse in my last semester, and the topic is oncology nursing. There is an example of calculating the expousre rate:

    if exposure rate is 12m at 4ft what would exposure rate be at 8ft?
    the answer is 3

    I'm having a hard time trying to figure this one out? Any suggestions?
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  3. by   mianlica
    I have been an oncology nurse for 8 years and have no idea what you're trying to do. Are you working on body surface area (BSA)? or on previous exposure to a specific drug? Why don't you post the entire question posed to you and maybe we can help.
  4. by   HoosiER RN
    Are you sure thier not talking radiation exposure
  5. by   caroladybelle
    I've been in Oncology for close to ten years, worked in onco/hemo in 3 of the top hospitals in the country, and have no clue what the OP is asking.

    Could you please elaborate?
  6. by   Benner4334
    ix d^2 = I x D^2

    so.. 12 x 4^2 = I x 8^2


    i and I = the two intensity values
    d and D= the two distance values

    I'm in school for nuclear medicine