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Europe Says No to Shielding

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Radiology’s movement away from patient shielding took another step after Europe’s major imaging radiation safety groups recommended retiring most patient contact shielding methods. Noting improvements in imaging technology and growing evidence that shielding is ineffective, the European consensus statement recommended against gonad, breast, eye lens, and embryo / fetal shielding, while allowing shielding for certain thyroid exams (dental & cephalometric radiography, CBCT).



TitleEurope Says No to Shielding
Degree of recognitionInternational
Media name/outletThe Imaging Wire
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited States
DescriptionShort report near middle of newsletter
Producer/AuthorThe Imaging Wire
PersonsRuben Pauwels
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