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The nuclide 198Au, with a half-life of 2.70 d, is used in cancer therapy.
(b) The decay of each gold nucleus produces a 215 keV x-ray. Assuming that all that energy is deposited within the patient's body, how much energy (in J) would a patient undergoing this therapy receive?
(c) What dosage (in Gy) would that patient receive in the first day of therapy?
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