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Gonad shields Jofa X-Ray for Baby and Boy, JR and SR

Gonad shildes used to protect the patient's testes to X-ray irradiation of the pelvic region. The authorities call for medical use gonadskydd where possible.

X-Ray is designed to make it easier for both patients and radiographers. It is easy to use and protects well in frontal projections.

All MID´s Gonad shields are 100% lead-free, but with the same protection as lead!

A result of the collaboration between Reebok JOFA AB and nursing staff/physicians at a X-ray clinic in Falun Sweden and Ylva Ryngebo MID.

  • The protection is put on by the patient and are suitable for all ages, down to small children.
  • For children under age 4 use Gonad shield baby.
  • Use Gonad shield if primary radiation field is less than 5 cm from the testicles
  • Make sure the shield is pulled up and encloses the testicles properly.
  • At oblique projections given the best protective effect if the pants taken off.
  • In straight frontal projection, the gonadshield can be put on outside the pants.

Effect of protection:

The JOFA X-ray gonad shield reduces thw dose of ionizing radiation to the testicles with over 95% at 70kV.

Cleaning:

Clean the cover with alcohol and/or wipe it of with a moist cloth. 

Limitations:

The gonad shield may not be used in projections where the testicles are irradiated from behind. 

 

 

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X-Ray Gonad shield Baby / light green

(0-4 years)

  • The protection is in the bucket that is covered with galloon and design as a happy face.
  • Ensure that the protection covers the testicles.
  • At oblique projections given the best protective effect on the pants taken off.
  • Protection reduces the testis dose in frontal projection by 96% at 75kV.

X-Ray Gonad shield Boy / Ocean Green

(4 years)

  • Hygienic gallon covered band around the bottom.
  • Black mark where the protective material ends.
  • A Small but tough model
  • Protection reduces testicular dose with about 97% at 75 to 81

X-Ray Gonad shield JR / silver

  • Adjustable waistband.Black mark where the protective material ends.
  • Removable hygienic bands, used by pulling downwards to cover and enclose the testicles tightly at the sides. The band is then laid under the thigh or is held by the patient from the side.
  • Glued seams in the crotch for better hygiene.
  • Protection reduces testicular dose with about 97% at 75 to 81 kV, 94% at 100kV.

 

X-Ray Gonad shield SR / black

  • Adjustable waistband.Black mark where the protective material ends.
  • Removable hygienic bands, used by pulling downwards to cover and enclose the testicles tightly at the sides.The band is then laid under the thigh or is held by the patient from the side.
  • Glued seams in the crotch for better hygiene.
  • Protection reduces testicular dose with about 97% at 75 to 81 kV, 94% at 100kV. 

Medical Physics Hans-Erik Källman, 

Falun Hospital

Radiographer Marie Gunnarsson,

Falun Hospital