Tag: Radiation Risk

Radiation Risk

Radiation Risk: Average US background radiation in one year:  3 mSv CxR:  0.02 mSv  Pelvis XR: 0.7 mSv  CT Head: 2mSv CT Chest:  8mSv CT A/P: 10mSv  Cardiac PET: 14mSv So what is the risk for cancer?  It varies by study type, age, and sex.  So for example, if a 20 yo F gets a …

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