She herself had been diagnosed with tongue cancer while pregnant with him - even having to have a lead shield
specially made for her bump while she underwent radiotherapy and chemotherapy when an operation to remove the cancer failed.
Dadaev et al., "A randomized study comparing the use of a pelvic lead shield
during trans-radial interventions: threefold decrease in radiation to the operator but double exposure to the patient," Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, vol.
An additional protective measure during a medical imaging procedure involves the radiologic technologist placing a lead shield
over sensitive areas of the body near the area to be exposed to X-rays.
found that using a protective lead shield
mounted to the X-ray tube was effective in reducing the radiation dose to staff members .
The passive lead shield
is surrounded by scintillator panels that are used for an anticoincidence (veto) shield.
Similarly, in another case cited by the court, the doctor's disruptive behavior involved taking a lead shield
from an operating room while another doctor, who needed the shield, was performing an operation.
Last May, the Navy and Coast Guard participated in exercises Lead Shield
III/Roguex V in Long Beach, Calif.
If they simply put a lead shield
up, then it would be halved again.
If an intraoperative cholangiogram is needed during pregnancy, a lead shield
should be employed to protect the gravid uterus, and fluoroscopy should be used selectively, Dr.
Wilson will lead Shield
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