Jiva Media
Home > Ask Doctor Dawn > Resources

Ask Doctor Dawn Resources

Useful Links:


Radiation Dose Comparison
Diagnostic Procedure
Typical Effective Dose (mSv)1
Number of Chest X-rays for Equivalent Dose2
Time Period for Equivalent Dose from Natural Background Radiation3
Chest X-ray (PA film)
0.02
1
2.4 days
Skull X-ray
0.07
4
8.5 days
Lumbar Spine
1.3
65
158 days
IV urogram
2.5
125
304 days
Upper GI exam
3.0
150
1.0 year
Barium enema
7.0
350
2.3 years
CT scan (head)
2.0
100
243 days
CT scan (abdomen)
10.0
500
3.3 years
1. Effect dose in millisieverts (mSv).
2. Assumes an average "effective dose" from chest X-ray (PA film) of 0.02 mSv.
3. Assumes an annual average "effective dose " from natural background radiation of 3 mSv in the US.

Source:
European Commission, Radiation Protection Report 118,
"Referral guidelines for imaging." Directorate-General for the Environment of The European Commission; 2000.


Low-cholesterol diet This is the original diet in the first scientific study:
One-Day Menu Plan for a 2,000 kcal Diet

   Menu with alternatives (superscript footnotes) provided on other days
  Breakfast   Snack Lunch
35 g Oat bran
150 g Orange 1
7g Metamucil 9
33 g Oat bran bread
8g Margarine 10
18 g Double fruit jam
250 g Soy milk
14 g Almonds
250 g Soy milk
65 g Vegetarian chili 5
67 g Oat bran bread
17 g Margarine
62 g Soy deli slices 6
80 g Tomato
150 g Orange 1
Snack Dinner Snack
14 g Almonds
7g Metamucil
250 g Soy milk
295 g Vegetable curry 7
85 g Soy burger 8
80g Northern beans 3
35 g Barley 4
100 g Okra
200 g Eggplant
200 g Cauliflower 2
80 g Onions
60 g Red pepper
175 g Soyagurt
7g Metamucil
10 g Double-fruit jam
1 Fruit alternatives: apple, pear
2 Vegetable alternatives: broccoli, carrot
3 Legume alternatives (canned): kidney bean, lentils, chickpeas
4 Four times a week
5 Lunch, soup alternatives: Lentil with curry, vegetable barley, black bean, minestrone and pasta
6 Lunch, soy alternative: hot dogs
7 Dinner, frozen meal (4 times a week) alternative: 3-bean chili
8 Dinner, soy alternatives: ground soy, tofu
9 Taken each time in 250 ml of water
10 Plant sterol margarine

All topics list with search
Search Page Test