A 38-year-old member asked:
is there anything i can do before x-rays to prevent negative radiation effects?
3 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Use Lead apron: They are safe only if a lead apron is used to cover the abdomen if you are or suspect that you might be pregnant to avoid fetal alterations during development.
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Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Other than: shielding when appropriate, no. Keep in mind that the theoretical risk is minimal for any particular xray. You can calculate it with an interactive tool at xrayrisk.com
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lead apron for: shielding during x-ray.
3519 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 19, 2014
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