Table 3 Parameters describing the kinetics of Xe-133 in the human body, as determined by researchers in the Soviet Union61.

From: Radiobiological shot noise explains Three Mile Island biodosimetry indicating nearly 1,000 mSv exposures

  λ (ml/g) τabs τrel
Fat tissue 1.4 5 h 6.3 h
Muscle and other tissue 0.13 0.4 h 0.7 h
Blood 0.17 30 s 30 s
Lungs 2 30 s 30 s
  1. τabs and τrel represent the half-lives for absorption by and release of Xe-133 from tissue, respectively.