publication . Conference object . 2010

The Use and Relevance of Gonad Protection Shields in Children during Hips Radiography

Sandra Rua Ventura;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2010
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
Considering that ionizing radiation effects are cumulative and the gonads are particularly sensitive to these effects, and also the clinical importance of pelvic radiographs in children, the excess of radiation exposure to the gonads must be avoided. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the relevance of the correct use of gonad protection shields and to evaluate their use on the hip radiographs performed in a reference clinical institution, through the retrospective analysis of pelvic radiographic images performed in children. According the image quality assessment, 20 (40%) patients were unprotected and gonads shields were incorrectly placed in 24 (80%) ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: endocrine system
free text keywords: Gonad protection shields, Hip radiography, Radiographic positioning criteria, Radiology technologists, Image quality criteria, Protecção gonadal, Radiografia da bacia, Critérios de posicionamento radiográfico, Técnicos de radiologia, Critérios de qualidade de imagem
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Sikand, M., Stinchcombe, S., & Livesley, P. J. (2003). Study on the use of gonadal protection shields during paediatric pelvic X-rays. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 85(6), 422-425. [OpenAIRE]

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publication . Conference object . 2010

The Use and Relevance of Gonad Protection Shields in Children during Hips Radiography

Sandra Rua Ventura;