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Sat Dec 15 14:04:01 CST 2012

Radiation Protection Subcommittee Task Group #217 =09
Radiation Dose from Airport Scanners: Report of AAPM Task Group 217
Only a PDF report:

For a standard man of 178.6 cm (5'10") tall and 73.2 kg (161.4 pounds),
the effective dose from a single-pose, two-sided scan was determined to
be 11.1 nSv (nSv =3D 10-9 Sv) and the skin dose to be 40.4 nGy (nGy =3D =
Gy). This effective dose is equivalent to 1.8 minutes of background dose
received by the average individual in the U.S. in 2006 and is
approximately equivalent to 12 seconds of naturally occurring dose
during an average flight.

Cary Renquist
crenquist at or cary.renquist at

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