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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?
September 16, 2015

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.

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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