gonadal shield


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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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We performed a retrospective study of pelvic radiographs of children between August 2003 and January 2004 to determine whether gonadal shields effectively protected the gonads during pelvic radiographs in pediatric patients.
Images of the hip, for which gonadal shields should be used if possible, also result in a fetal dose equaling 30 mrad.
A female gonadal shield should be placed with the lower margin at the symphysis pubis and the upper margin on the pelvic inlet.