publication . Article . 2016

Evaluation of the Prevalence and Utility of Gonad Shielding in Pediatrics Undergoing Pelvic X-Ray

Vahid Karami; Mansour Zabihzadeh; Nasim Shams; Saman Sarikhani;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2016 Journal: International Journal of Pediatrics (issn: 2345-5047, eissn: 2345-5055, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background: Gonad shielding has been recommended during pelvic x-rays since the 1950s. The popular method of gonad shielding is placement a lead shield in the midline of the pelvis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and utility of gonad shielding in pediatrics undergoing pelvic x-rays.Materials and MethodsFollowing study approval, we retrospectively retrieved data from the digital image library of ten radiology depertments of Khuzestan provience-Iran to identify pediatric patients who underwent pelvic x-ray (anteriorposterior [AP] view). All the images were reviewed for the probable evidence of gonad shield. If there was evidence of shielding,...
Subjects
free text keywords: Gonad shielding, Pediatrics, Pelvic X-ray, Radiation protection, RJ1-570
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