publication . Article . 2016

Gonad Shielding for Patients Undergoing Conventional Radiological Examinations: Is There Cause for Concern?

Mehrdad Gholami; Mansour Zabihzadeh; Vahid Karami;
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  • Published: 16 Apr 2016 Journal: Jentashapir Journal of Health Research (issn: 2345-4067, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background Gonad shielding is one of the fundamental methods by which to protect reproductive organs in patients undergoing conventional radiological examinations. A lack of or inadequate shielding of the gonads may increase the exposure of these organs and result in malignancies future generations. Objectives The aim of this study is to investigate the prevalence of gonad shielding in patients undergoing conventional radiological examinations and the availability of gonad shields and gonad shielding protocols in radiology departments. Materials and Methods A retrospective, observational cross-sectional study on the application of gonad shielding, the availabili...
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Medical Subject Headings: endocrine systemurogenital system
free text keywords: Medicine (General), R5-920, Gonad, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Radiation dose, Large size, Nuclear medicine, business.industry, business, In patient, Pediatric hospital, Radiological weapon, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, Radiography, Electromagnetic shielding
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