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Table 1 Summary of gonad shielding during paediatric AP pelvic radiography in the period 2007-2008

From: Gonad shielding in paediatric pelvic radiography: disadvantages prevail over benefit

Age Male (na = 193) Female (na = 307 )
(years) n a Shielding incorrectb (%) Retakes requiredc (%) n a Shielding incorrectb (%) Retakes requiredc (%)
0-1 14 64 7 92 97 58
1-5 40 52 0 113 87 28
5-10 87 71 1 50 90 0
10-15 52 69 0 52 88 0
  1. aNumber of radiographs
  2. bShielding strictly according to standard rules (see text)
  3. cBecause an important anatomical landmark was obscured, but retake was not actually taken