Radiation Doses

 

For this procedure:

* Your approximate effective radiation dose is:

Comparable to natural background radiation for:

** Additional lifetime risk of fatal cancer from examination:

ABDOMINAL REGION:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Abdomen and Pelvis

10 mSv

3 years

Low

Computed Tomography (CT)-Abdomen and Pelvis, repeated with and without contrast material

20 mSv

7 years

Moderate

Computed Tomography (CT)-Colonography

10 mSv

3 years

Low

Intravenous Pyelogram (IVP)

3 mSv

1 year

Low

Radiography (X-ray)-Lower GI Tract

8 mSv

3 years

Low

Radiography (X-ray)-Upper GI Tract

6 mSv

2 years

Low

BONE:

Radiography (X-ray)-Spine

1.5 mSv

6 months

Very Low

Radiography (X-ray)-Extremity

0.001 mSv

3 hours

Negligible

CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Head

2 mSv

8 months

Very Low

Computed Tomography (CT)-Head, repeated with and without contrast material

4 mSv

16 months

Low

Computed Tomography (CT)-Spine

6 mSv

2 years

Low

CHEST:

Computed Tomography (CT)-Chest

7 mSv

2 years

Low

Computed Tomography (CT)-Chest Low Dose

1.5 mSv

6 months

Very Low

Radiography-Chest

0.1 mSv

10 days

Minimal

DENTAL:

Intraoral X-ray

0.005 mSv

1 day

Negligible

HEART:

Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)

12 mSv

4 years

Low

Cardiac CT for Calcium Scoring

3 mSv

1 year

Low

MEN’S IMAGING:

Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

0.001 mSv

3 hours

Negligible

NUCLEAR MEDICINE:

Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT)

25 mSv

8 years

Moderate

WOMEN’S IMAGING:

Bone Densitometry (DEXA)

0.001 mSv

3 hours

Negligible

Mammography

0.4 mSv

7 weeks

Very Low

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