ESR response in tooth enamel to high-resolution CT scanning Academic Article uri icon


  • High-resolution CT scanning of teeth with a resolution on the 20 to 30 m scale introduces doses in the range of 250 to 420 Gy in the tooth enamel. If the induced doses cannot be precisely estimated, subsequent ESR dating analysis becomes impossible. Considering the increased availability of portable, high-resolution CT scanners, curators of valuable human dental fossils have to make an informed decision whether they want to preclude ESR analysis, one of the few dating methods that can be applied to older fossils. 2011 Springer-Verlag.

published proceedings

  • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Grn, R., Athreya, S., Raj, R., & Patnaik, R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2011 11:11 AM