Radiation Dose Rate Converter
Please use this calculator to convert between various different radiation dose rate units.
Additional information about this unit converter:
The sievert (Sv) is the SI derived unit of radiation dose. Quantities that are measured in sieverts are designed to represent the stochastic biological effects of ionising radiations. A sievert is a very large unit of dose and often millisieverts (mSv) or microsieverts (μSv) are used.
An older unit of radiation dose, which is still often used in the United States is the roentgen equivalent in man (rem). One Sv is equal to 100 rem. A rem is a large dose of radiation, so the millirem (mrem), which is one thousandth of a rem, is often used for the commonly encountered doses.
In radiation protection it is very important that the time period over which a radiation dose may be received is known and hence it is very important to clearly identify the units of dose per unit time for any particular exposure situation.