lead apron


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lead apron

An apron that contains lead or equivalent material and is sufficiently pliable to wear as protection from ionizing radiation. It is used to shield patients and personnel during radiological procedures.
See also: apron
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The study found absence of Lead Apron or its rare use by the Radiographer.
Two TLDs were placed on the left knee closest to the X-ray tube under the table (not covered by the lead apron), 2 on the left elbow close to the image intensifier (II), 2 on the shoulder closest to the II, and 1 on the thyroid, protected by the thyroid shield.
Lead aprons, gonadal contact shields, lead gloves, sponges, sandbags, Velcro bands and tape should be readily available and within arm's reach.
Tom, aged 26, will don the lead apron which patients wear as protection when they are having an X-ray.
The lead apron allowance is set out in the Private Hospital Industry Nurses' (State) Award 12 (iv) and is identical in enterprise agreements in the private hospital sector: An employee required to wear a lead apron shall be paid an allowance of the sum set out in Item 9 of Table 2 [ie, $1.32] for each hour or part thereof that they are required to wear the said apron.
Have you ever wondered why the person taking your x-ray sometimes partially covers you with a heavy lead apron? And why that person leaves the room or steps behind a barrier before he or she takes your film?
It has been proven that when a lead apron is used, an exposed full-mouth series of dental radiographs results in no detectable radiation exposure to the embryo or fetus.
But if you have a serious dental problem ex-rays my be necessary and you'll be offered a lead apron to protect the baby.
Similarly, intraoperative x-rays can be obtained if the circulating nurse shields the uterus with a lead apron encased in a sterile sheet.
Depending on the body part being examined, you should be given a lead apron to place on your lap.
Even if you are not pregnant, you should ask for a lead apron to protect your reproductive organs during the procedure.