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During some radiologic procedures, the gonadal dose received by female patients is greater because the ovaries are located within the pelvic cavity, unlike the testes, which are located outside and below the pelvic cavity.
The gonadal dose (G) and E attributed to each exposure were then calculated according to the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) recommendations, (1) using the NRPB-SR262 (National Radiological Protection Board) data set (16) and the XDOSE computer program (National Radiation Laboratory, Christchurch, New Zealand).
1 (15-56) 340 (190-660) * 10 mGy = 1 rad Table 3 Doses of X-radiation In Some Diagnostic Imaging Procedures (4) Procedure Bone Marrow Gonadal Dose (b) Dose (a) (mGy) (mGy) Plain chest film (PA and lateral) 0.