Author Archives: Pam Arroway

Don’t Shield Your Patients Anymore?

In August of this year (2019) the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) released a statement that turned a lot of heads. The AAPM recommends that gonadal shielding (the lead apron around the waist) no longer be used in x-ray imaging exams.  It’s a bold position that goes against what nearly everyone for 100…