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Table 5 Characteristics of patients and data of the exams used for the comparison between AGD (mGy) calculated by the Dance method (by Geeraert et al. 1), AGD (mGy) calculated by the Wu method (by Geeraert et al. 2) and 2ABD (mGy) (by Geeraert et al. 3). c, g and s used for the calculation of AGD by by Geeraert et al. 1 were found in [11,12,13]; D gN used in by Geeraert et al. 2 were found in [17]. d is expressed in cm; HVL in mmAl. The glandularity (%) of the breast has been evaluated following Dance et al

From: Average absorbed breast dose in mammography: a new possible dose index matching the requirements of the European Directive 2013/59/EURATOM

Patient no. Age (years) Glandularity (%) Anode-filter d kVp mAs HVL AGD (Dance) AGD (Wu, Boone) 2ABD
1 61 100 Mo-Mo 2 25 32 0.30 0.7 ± 0.1 0.6 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.3
2 55 72 Mo-Mo 3 26 36 0.30 0.7 ± 0.1 0.6 ± 0.1 1.0 ± 0.2
3 43 91 Mo-Mo 2.4 27 18 0.31 0.45 ± 0.09 0.40 ± 0.08 0.6 ± 0.2
4 60 72 Mo-Rh 3 26 43 0.42 0.8 ± 0.2 0.7 ± 0.1 0.9 ± 0.3
5 48 65 Mo-Rh 4 27 50 0.43 0.9 ± 0.2 0.8 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2
6 51 50 Mo-Rh 4 28 54 0.44 1.2 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.3
7 63 33 Rh-Rh 5 28 48 0.45 1.0 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.3
8 59 33 Rh-Rh 5 29 58 0.47 1.4 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.3 1.4 ± 0.4
9 45 35 Rh-Rh 6 29 73 0.47 1.5 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.4
10 57 21 Rh-Rh 6 30 63 0.48 1.5 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.4
11 60 12 Rh-Rh 7 30 75 0.48 1.7 ± 0.3 1.7 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.4
12 55 42 W-Rh 4.5 28 72 0.54 0.8 ± 0.2 0.7 ± 0.1 0.8 ± 0.2
13 43 49 W-Rh 5 29 95 0.54 1.0 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2
14 46 42 W-Rh 5.5 30 99 0.56 1.1 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2 1.2 ± 0.2
15 46 49 W-Rh 5 29 89 0.54 0.9 ± 0.2 0.9 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2
16 42 65 W-Rh 4 28 103 0.54 1.1 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2 1.3 ± 0.3
17 52 12 W-Ag 7 30 114 0.62 1.7 ± 0.3 1.8 ± 0.4 1.6 ± 0.3
18 47 24 W-Ag 7 30 68 0.62 1.0 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2 1.0 ± 0.2
19 40 24 W-Ag 7 30 77 0.62 1.1 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2 1.1 ± 0.2
20 52 12 W-Ag 7 30 105 0.62 1.6 ± 0.3 1.6 ± 0.3 1.5 ± 0.3