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Shielding for Radiology Exams: Our policy

Shielding for Radiology Exams: Our policy
Abstract

This handout explains why some Radiology departments do not use shielding during radiology exams. It cites evidence that: 

  • Shielding of the body offers little or no health benefit. 
  • Using shielding can affect exam results.
  • Shielding in the imaging field can increase X-ray output. 

It also lists several medical organizations that support this policy, and gives website links for more information.

Author
Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2020
Revision Date
05/2020
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General Subject
About UWMC
Diagnostic Tests
Specific Subject/Keyword
Radiology
X-ray Exams
Languages
English
Record ID
4846