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.
, gonadal contact shields, lead gloves, sponges, sandbags, Velcro bands and tape should be readily available and within arm's reach.
The treatment focused on her neck and chest but she had to wear a lead apron
to protect the baby from dangerous radioactivity.
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.