Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


Why We Stopped Using Gonadal Shielding

Post Date: January 17, 2020
Why We Stopped Using Gonadal Shielding

Keith J. Strauss, our Radiology Department medical physicist, has been working in our department for over five years. He has been instrumental in reducing the radiation doses in x-ray images without sacrificing diagnostic image quality for the radiologists.

In this video tutorial, Keith explains why we have stopped using gonadal shielding on some of our x-ray exams.



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About the author: Glenn Miñano

Glenn Miñano is a media specialist in the Department of Radiology, providing graphic design, photography, printing, video services, and administration of the department’s online properties. His works have been published in several medical articles, such as the American Journal of Radiology and the American Institute of Ultrasound. He has been providing these services to the Radiology Department since 1996.