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   Posted 10/30/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
 hey everyone, if youve folled me for any length of time, you know if had MANY CT scans.. today was my latest and a "new" thing was added that ive never had before..  after the first 2 passes, a sheild was placed over my chest to cut down on radiation.. i know im on the list for "really needed scans only" not just cause they want a look, so i was wondering if this is now common practice or just for little old me?   it only covered my heart and moobies, so i dont see what good it was.. turn

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   Posted 10/30/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, newer rad graduates seem to do this to the chest more often, but women always have their girly bits covered.
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
ok , but this was my soon to retire lady that has been doing it for 38 years! and they never covered any man bits ever before anywhere ive ever been done.. now at the dentist they always use the lead vest but i try to get them to explain how covering my chest helps when they are frying my brain through the head?!

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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It's kind of hit or miss whether I get a shield for my girlie bits. I don't think they've ever covered me during CT scans, but they have for just plain ol' x-rays. I probably glow in the dark by now smhair.
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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep a new on me too. They must have a good reason....

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   Posted 10/30/2009 8:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I've never had one for a CT scan, just x-rays. Not a bad idea, though. The smaller the radiation you're exposed to, the better off you are.
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