Table 2Effective Doses of Radiation

ProcedureAverage Effective Dose (mSv)
GI scintigraphy7.833
Abdominal angiography1233
Average background dose of radiation per year1 to 3.03436

GI = gastrointestinal; mSv = millisevert.

From: APPENDIX 2.1, Detection of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

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