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Table 2

Exposure to radiation for specific regions of the body during CT scans in the studied group of children.

CT scans   Estimated effective dose (mSv) per scan   

Region of body No. of scans Min Max Mean
Head 20 2.3 13.6 6.4
Neck 6 1.2 1.8 1.4
Chest 22 1.3 20.2 5.5
Abdomen/pelvis 59 1.4 26.6 10.8
Torso 63 2.0 57.9 12.8

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