Tag: x-ray lead shielding

Rethinking x-ray lead shielding.  

Rethinking x-ray lead shielding.   For years, lead shielding the gonads and other sensitive areas were required when taking an x-ray.   Whether it was a dental or a chiropractic image, it was taught that shielding was necessary. Quality control programs that offices use include the maintenance of lead shields. In the chiropractic world, we take fewer x-rays than we did 30 years ago and shielding often would get in the way of structures that you needed to view, so it was rarely used. Collimation was often done instead because it would limit radiation exposure by using a smaller aperture from the Read More »