Radiating Hope: Radiology Department Blog


Why Does My Child Need to Wear a Gown for an X-ray?

Why Does My Child Need to Wear a Gown for an X-ray?

In the Radiology department of Cincinnati Children’s, our team has been working to reduce the radiation dose to as low as possible while maintaining image quality. Our new lower dosage x-ray and fluoroscopy techniques pick up minute details like logos and clothing folds that can interfere with radiologist’s reading and sometimes require a repeat image, which means additional radiation.

Wearing a gown is now required for most of our for fluoro and x-ray exams to allows us to obtain the best image possible.
x-ray with t-shirt
The yellow arrows demonstrate where a decal on a t-shirt worn during an abdomen (belly) x-ray shows up on the image.

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About the author: Wendy Bankes

Wendy is a Project Manager for the department of Radiology. Wendy has worked at Cincinnati Children's for over 6 years and has a passion for improving patient and employee satisfaction. Wendy is happily married to Tim Bankes and they have been blessed with two adorable daughters. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as volunteering with kids.