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Table 3 Summary of surface and thyroid dose values found in the different studies

From: Effect of thyroid shielding during mammography: measurements on phantom and patient as well as estimation with Monte Carlo simulation

  Monte Carlo simulation Phantom measurement Patient study
Surface dose at thyroid position, 4 views, current study, Siemens Mammomat 158 μGy (28 kV)
162 μGy (35 kV)
~ 320 μGy
(compression 5.55 cm)
374 μGy
(29 kVp, 98 mAs per view average, 0.95 μGy/mAs)
Surface dose at thyroid position 4 views, Chetlen et al. [8], Senograph Essential, GE Health Care    240 μGy (right lobe)
250 μGy (left lobe)
(29 kVp, 58 mAs per view in average, 1.06 at 29 kVp)
Surface dose at thyroid position 4 views, Whelan et al. [7], Senograph DMR, GE Health Care    390 μGy
(average 1.05 μGy /mAs)
Surface dose (4 films), Kunosic et al. [9]    220 μGy
Surface dose at thyroid position, 4 views. Estimated by the ratio of our MCS and Sechopoulos et al. [1] 38–126 μGy   
Thyroid dose resulting from bilateral digital mammography examination in CC view; Baptista et al. [10] 273 μGy   
Surface dose at thyroid position, Ramalho et al. [11], GE Senograph   160 μGy
(compression 4.5 cm)