Table 7Effective Radiation Doses for Various Imaging Tests

TestEffective Radiation Dose
(mSv)
Pediatric Effective Dose
Estimate Range (mSv)
99mTc-disofenin3.136NR
99mTc-mebrofenin3.136NR
CT8.0378.037
ERCP*1 to 10380.3 to 338
MRCP (MRI)00
U/S00
Average background dose of
radiation per year
1-3.037,39,401-3.037,39,40

CT = computed tomography; ERCP = endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; GI = gastrointestinal; MRCP = magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography; NR = not reported; 99mTc-disofenin = technetium-99m disofenin; 99mTc-mebrofenin = technetium-99m mebrofenin; U/S = ultrasound.

*

Based on x-ray of abdomen and upper GI series with bowel follow-through.38

From: APPENDIX 2.2, Detection of Bile Leak

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