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Table 4 Relative dose contributions to the effective dose, calculated by Monte Carlo simulation

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

Organ group / Tissue Relative contribution to effective dose (no leakage radiation from x-ray head)
35 kV 28 kV
Red bone marrow 0.40% 0.30%
Stomach wall 0.04% 0.02%
Bladder 0.00% 0.00%
Liver 0.01% 0.00%
Cortical bone 0.03% 0.02%
Oesophagus 0.01% 0.00%
Salivary gland 0.09% 0.09%
Skin 0.54% 0.50%
Brain 0.00% 0.00%
Lung 0.69% 0.36%
Breast 97.99% 98.55%
Thyroid 0.10% 0.08%
Gonades (female) 0.00% 0.00%
Intestine 0.01% 0.01%
ICRP103_Rest 0.08% 0.06%