Medical radiation exposure in the U.S. in 2006: preliminary results.

  title={Medical radiation exposure in the U.S. in 2006: preliminary results.},
  author={Fred A. Mettler and Bruce R. Thomadsen and Mythreyi Bhargavan and Debbie Bray Gilley and Joel E. Gray and Jill A Lipoti and John L McCrohan and Terry T. Yoshizumi and Mahadevappa Mahesh},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={95 5},
Medical radiation exposure of the U.S. population has not been systematically evaluated for almost 25 y. In 1982, the per capita dose was estimated to be 0.54 mSv and the collective dose 124,000 person-Sv. The preliminary estimates of the NCRP Scientific Committee 6-2 medical subgroup are that, in 2006, the per capita dose from medical exposure (not including dental or radiotherapy) had increased almost 600% to about 3.0 mSv and the collective dose had increased over 700% to about 900,000… CONTINUE READING
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