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X-Ray Dose Table

X-Ray Dose Table

Examination Effective Dose in mSv Equivalent no.of Chest
X-Rays
Equivalent period of natural background radiation
Extremity Xray eg. knee, ankle 0,01 0.5 1,5 days
Chest Xray 0,02 1 3 days
Skull Xray 0,1 5 2 weeks
Cervical Spine Xray 0,1 5 2 weeks
Dorsal Spine Xray 1,0 50 6 months
Lumbar Spine Xray 2,4 120 14 months
Hip Xray 0,3 15 2 months
Pelvis Xray 1,0 50 6 months
Abdomen Xray 1,5 75 9 months

 

Barium studies:
Oesophagus 2,0 100 1 year
Stomach/ duod 5,0 250 2,5 years
Small bowel 6,0 300 3 years
Colon 9,0 450 4,5 years
IVP 4,6 230 2,5 years

 

CT head 2,0 100 1 year
CT chest 8,0 400 4 years
CT abdomen 8,0 400 4 years

  

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