Ask for a Thyroid Guard during X-rays and Mammograms

I just heard a recommendation to ask for a thyroid guard during X-rays and  Mammograms to protect the thyroid from unnecessary radiation.  Some chest guards include this extra material around the neck.

Right now it is not common practice to offer these guards to patients, so you may have to ask.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/toxins/thyroidguard.asp

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