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Table 1 Studies reporting fetal doses for chest CT in suspected PE (nfs not further specified)

From: Imaging for suspected pulmonary embolism in pregnancy—what about the fetal dose? A comprehensive review of the literature

Author Fetal dose (mGy) Scanning parameters
1st trimester 2nd trimester 3rd trimester kV mAs Section interval (mm)/ collimation Pitch Scanner CTDIvol (mGy) DLP (mGycm)
Cook 2005 [28] 0.01 Trimester nfs      Technical parameters nfs    
Nijkeuter 2004 [24] 0.026 120 250 3 mm slice thickness 1.7 1 row
0.013 120 85 16 × 0.5 1.4 16 rows
Winer-Muram 2002 [23] 0.003–0.02 0.0079–0.076 0.051–0.13 120 100 2.5 1 nfs
Doshi 2008 [22] 0.1 120 125 12 × 0.75 1.25 16 rows
0.06 100 150 12 × 0.75 1.25 16 rows
Hurwitz 2006 [21] 0.24–0.47 0.61–0.66 140 304 16 × 1.25 1,375 16 rows 28.39 507.3
Damilakis 2000 [27] 1.2 120 200 1 row
Huda 2005 [26] 0.14 120 150 2
NRPB 1993 [30] 0.06 Trimester nfs      Technical parameters nfs    
ICRP 2000 [29] 0.06–0.96 Trimester nfs      Technical parameters nfs