Introduction: The main concept of radiation protection is to protect the patient from unnecessary radiation and to perform the examination with the lowest possible dose. Diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) help us optimize radiation. These are the values of ionizing radiation doses that are not expected to be exceeded in optimized procedures. In determining the diagnostic reference levels, the values of the third quartile of the sample distribution of the mean dose values are taken into account. Purpose: Determination of typical hospital dose values for the most common examinations in general radiography. The purpose of the research is also to compare two X-ray machines on two different units; Reka and Sušak and identifying any differences between them in performing the most common radiological examinations. Methods: The study was conducted in two different hospitals. At each site, we collected data on the most common radiological procedures in general radiography for one month. Height and weight were recorded for each patient and body mass index (BMI) was calculated later. At the same time, exposure conditions, field size and DAP (dose) were recorded. The effective dose was calculated using the PCXMC program. In the end, we compared the collected data in the SPSS program with the help of various statistical tests. Results and discussion: The study determined that the typical hospital value for the hip in the AP projection is 35,50 μGym2 , and for the pelvis in the AP projection 77,40 μGym2 . The typical value for the lungs in the PA projection is 5,30 μGym2 , and in the STR projection 16,50 μGym2 . In the AP projection of the shoulder, this value is 10,25 μGym2 , while for the ribs in the AP projection it is 84,65 μGym2 , and for the half-sided projection it is 84,90 μGym2 . The typical value for the cervical spine in the AP projection is 7,30 μGym2 , and in the STR projection 5,15 μGym2 . In imaging the AP projection of the thoracic spine, the typical value is set to 35,10 μGym2 , in the STR projection this value is 37,35 μGym2 . A typical value of 81,90 μGym2 was determined for the AP projection of the lumbar spine and 92,20 μGym2 for the STR projection. Conclusion: As only the AP projection of the cervical spine and the AP projection of the lumbar spine set a higher diagnostic reference value than the value of the third quartile in our study and the largest difference is 4,37 % compared to other studies, we find good radiological practice.