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"Effective Dose" Can Be Translated Into Terms of Cancer Risk

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"Effective dose" is an easy-to-use estimate of the "dose" of radiation associated with various imaging modalities and protocols. Effective dose is measured in microsieverts (µSv) and allows for easy comparison from one radiographic protocol or procedure to another.  Magnitude of Risk: The "effective dose" is an indicator of the magnitude of radiation-induced risk to the patient. For example, the effective dose of a panoramic radiograph is approximately 20 µSv. The estimated in more...
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