CT eye shields

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Patient Data

Age: 79
Gender: Female

This CT scan image shows bilateral eye shields. 

Case Discussion

As the lens of the eye is sensitive to radiation, some institutions provide eye shields during brain scan to minimize eyes irradiation. This protection has been related up to a 50% reduction in radiation to the lens of the eye 1. However it does not promote a significative reduction in radiation dose to the eyes when using an angled gantry 2.


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Case information

rID: 35143
Case created: 24th Mar 2015
Last edited: 10th Sep 2015
Tag: rmh
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