Everyone is concerned about patient radiation dose. From 1993 through 2008, radiation dose attributed to medical radiation rose 82 % from 0.54 mSv to 3 mSv per capita. The largest component of the medical patient radiation dose was CT scanning (49 %). This is despite the fact that CT scanning makes up only 17 % of the total medical procedures that contributes to a patient’s radiation dose.
- Effective dose