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Old 14th Mar 2011, 15:53
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handsfree
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
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A chest x-ray is quite low about 0.1mSv equivalent to about 10 days worth of background radiation exposure.
0.1 mSv = 100 microSV so about 10 chest x-rays I reckon.

I'm happy to be corrected though.

Good link for medical procedure exposures below
http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/pdf/sfty_xray.pdf

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