Medical Imaging Devices and Radiation

How much radiation does medical imaging techniques like tomography, x-ray and scintigraphy contain?

According to the data of the international atomic energy agency (iaea), it is as follows:

  • interventional surgical procedures – 20 msv,
  • angiography – 12 msv
  • computed tomography – 8.6 msv
  • heart scintigraphy – 8 msv
  • lower digestive system x-ray – 6.4 msv
  • brain scintigraphy – 6 msv
  • bone scintigraphy – 4.5 msv
  • gallbladder x-ray – 2 msv
  • upper nervous system x-ray – 3.7 msv
  • kidney scintigraphy – 1, 9 msv
  • lumbar spine x-ray – 1.8 msv
  • liver spleen scintigraphy – 1.7 msv
  • lung perfusion scintigraphy – 1, 5 msv
  • thoracic spine x-ray – 1.4 msv
  • chest fluoroscopy – 1.1 msv
  • lung ventilation scintigraphy – 1 msv
  • hip joint x-ray – 0.83 msv
  • chest photofloroscopy -0.65 msv
  • abdominal x-ray – 0.55 msv
  • mammography – 0, 5 msv
  • neck spine x-ray – 0.27 msv
  • chest x-ray -0.14 msv
  • head x-ray – 0.1 msv
  • arm-leg x-ray – 0.06 msv
  • dental x-ray – 0.03 msv

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