How much radiation is used in paediatric radiology ...
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How much radiation is used in paediatric radiology examinations compared to other exposures?



Estimated dose - Days of background radiation 

Natural background	3 mSv/year	1 day

Airline passenger	0.04 mSv	4 days	

Chest X-ray	0.01 mSv	1 day

Head CT	2 mSv	8 months	

Chest CT	3 mSv	12 months	

Abdominal CT	5 mSv	20 months	

Angiography or venography	11-33 mSv	4-11 years	

CT guided intervention	11-17 mSv	4-6 years	



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