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Report: Average medical radiation dose drops in US

The average medical radiation dose in the US dropped by 15% to 20% between 2006 and 2016, with estimated effective nuclear medicine doses per person declining from 0.73 millisieverts to 0.32 mSv during the same period, according to a report from the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. The report attributed patient radiation exposure reductions to imaging technology advancements and radiology group-led initiatives.

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