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Table 1 Ways to communicate risk

From: Radiological informed consent in cardiovascular imaging: towards the medico-legal perfect storm?

64-slice Computed Tomography Coronary Angiography Effective Radiation Dose (mSv) Equivalent Number of chest radiographs Lifetime additional risk of cancer
No aorta, yes ECTCM, 80-year old man 9 450 1 in 5017
Yes aorta, no ECTCM, 20-year old woman 29 1450 1 in 114
  1. ECTCM, electrocardiographically controlled tube current modulation. Data from ref. 9, Einstein et al.