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Table 3 Skeletal imaging survey: dose exposure

From: The role of imaging in the skeletal involvement of mucopolysaccharidoses

  Effective dose (mSv)
Radiographic examination 2-year-old child
(height 80 cm, weight 11 kg)
10-year-old boy
(height 140 cm, weight 32 kg)
A-P/L-L skull 0.05 0.08
A-P/L-L thoracolumbar spine 0.14 0.43
A-P lower extremities 0.01 0.03
A-P hips/pelvis 0.05 0.01
L-L cervical spine 0.02 0.04
P-A thorax 0.01 0.01
A-P forearms, hands, feet 0 0.001
Total 0.28a 0.60b
  1. A-P anteroposterior, L-L lateral-lateral, P-A posteroanterior
  2. aCorresponding to 1 month of background radiation dose, equivalent to twenty-eight posteroanterior thorax examinations
  3. bCorresponding to 3 months of background radiation dose, equivalent to sixty posteroanterior thorax examinations