gonadal shield


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gonadal shield

a specially designed contact or shadow shield used to protect the gonadal area of a patient from the primary radiation beam during radiographic procedures. It is generally used for patients who are potentially reproductive, including women less than 40 years of age and all males.

gonadal shield

A lead device that is placed over the gonadal area to help protect it during radiation exposure.
See also: shield
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The presence or absence of gonadal shields in all the pelvic radiographs was recorded.
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Use of gonadal shields does not negate the need for proper patient positioning and beam collimation.