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I just saw on the Dr. Oz show that the protective aprons that they lay across your chest for x-rays come with a smaller bib that's supposed to be fastened around your throat to protect your thyroid.

He said that these aprons come with this bib, and it should always be used. I never used one, or saw one at all.
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Its the lecture every radiology tech gets from me...
Dam if Im gonna stay in the room and hold a screaming kid down during xray without protection and I dont care if they have to look all day for those throat bibs.

They are idiots for not using them..
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Not all x-ray aprons are equipped with one, the problem being thyroid protection can alter an x-ray image, and depending on the type of x-ray it can be a vital loss of information.
That's the argument they give women who want to use one during a mammogram.
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That's the argument they give women who want to use one during a mammogram.
They probably figure your fried anyway... so whats a little more. The thymus is also exposed.
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Well its about dam time. I've been harranging x ray techs for 27 years now!
You would think they would know better.
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