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Shielding for Radiology Exams: Our policy - 03/2023
Shielding for Radiology Exams: Our policy
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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.
University of Washington Medical Center
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