2021 Undergraduate Research Showcase

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Student Presentation

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Natalie Mourant and Catherine Masters


The goal of this research was to determine the effectiveness of lead shielding on pediatric patients when considering misplacement errors and repeat exposures. The dose to the patient's gonads when lead shielding was utilized was measured as well as the dose to the patient without any shielding. To keep data consistent, a constant kilovoltage peak (kVp), Milliampere-seconds (mAs), and collimation size were used. The null hypothesis for this experiment was that there would not be a significant difference in dose to the patient when utilizing a lead shield to protect the gonadal region. When the data was analyzed, the null hypothesis was rejected, indicating that there is a significant difference in dose to the patient.



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