Table 2

Measurement of neonate’s radiation dose during mobile chest X-ray

Unfors patient skin dosimeterNeonate’s skin dose during chest X-ray (mGy)Source to image distance (cm)Exposure factors
(kV/mAs)
10.0699552/2.2
20.0649552/2.2
30.0549550/2.2
40.0579550/2.2
50.0529550/2.2
60.0579551/2.5
70.0479549/2.5
80.0729553/2.5
90.0409545/2.0
100.0449545/2.5
Average skin dose (mGy)0.056
  • Unfors patient skin dosimeter was placed at the anterior of the left shoulder to measure the radiation dose during chest X-ray examination.