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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Typical effective radiation dose values for common computed tomography (CT) examinations

Diagnostic procedure Typical effective dose (mSv)
Head CT 1–2
Chest CT 5–7
Abdomen CT 5–7
Abdomen and pelvis CT 8–14
Coronary CT angiography 5–15
Coronary calcium CT 1–3

Data from AAPM Report No. 96: The Measurement, Reporting, and Management of Radiation Dose in CT. American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 23 (2008).

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