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Question: Question for a radiologist ONLY - I had hip xrays done with lateral views included . I was told the mSv dose was under 1 mSv , for each xray, then I read it was 2 mSv for each typical lateral hip Xray, which is it? Please answer ASAP as I'm worried
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Question for a radiologist ONLY - I had hip xrays done with lateral views included . I was told the mSv dose was under 1 mSv , for each xray, then I read it was 2 mSv for each typical lateral hip Xray, which is it? Please answer ASAP as I'm worried
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Very small amount of radiation exposure

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

The dose might vary slightly with the factors used in generating the xray, age, gender and body weight of the individual. In my opinion 2 views of a hip xray study can expose you to 1 to 2 mSv. What I mean is that keeping variables in mind, there is always a range of dose absorbed during xray exposure.

So, if your doctors have said you were exposed to 1 mSV then it is true because they are aware of the factors used during the exposure.

Please remember that 1 mSv is a very small dose of radiation and an average individual is exposed to 6.2 mSv of radiation in a year from their surroundings.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Very small amount of radiation exposure

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for writing in to us.

The dose might vary slightly with the factors used in generating the xray, age, gender and body weight of the individual. In my opinion 2 views of a hip xray study can expose you to 1 to 2 mSv. What I mean is that keeping variables in mind, there is always a range of dose absorbed during xray exposure.

So, if your doctors have said you were exposed to 1 mSV then it is true because they are aware of the factors used during the exposure.

Please remember that 1 mSv is a very small dose of radiation and an average individual is exposed to 6.2 mSv of radiation in a year from their surroundings.

Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Question for a radiologist ONLY - I had hip xrays done with lateral views included . I was told the mSv dose was under 1 mSv , for each xray, then I read it was 2 mSv for each typical lateral hip Xray, which is it? Please answer ASAP as I'm worried