The US Health Physics Society^ have stated that
the risk to health relating to doses of
radiation less than 100mSv
are either too small to be observed or are

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Zero Radiation

Chest X-ray

One-way flight from
Perth to Sydney

Yearly dose per person
from food and drink
0.3mSv (per annum)


Yearly dose from
living indoors
0.75mSv (per annum)

CT Scan (Brain)

Yearly dose of
outdoor background
radiation for Australians
1.5 - 3.0mSv

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CT Scan (Abdomen)

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another 200 times you
would get to 100.0mSv
where a minor risk
of cancer is evident.

So relax, knowing the
low dose technologies
used in SKG x-rays and other
diagnostic examinations
ensure that you receive
the smallest possible
dose of radiation.

* Typical average doses received
during various routine diagnostic
exams (not specific to SKG)

^National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements.
Uncertainties in fatal cancer risk estimates used in
radiation protection.
Bethesda, MD: NCRP; NCRP Report No. 126; 1997. PS010-2

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