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is there anything i can do before x-rays to prevent negative radiation effects?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
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.
Dr. Michael Gabor
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
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Lead apron for: shielding during x-ray.

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