CT Pediatric Breast Shields CT Pediatric Breast Shields offer up to a 57% reduction of radiation exposure during a CT scan without significant changes in image quality, including artifacts and beam hardening effects. The Radiation Protection Shield consists of a thin (1mm) piece of bismuth impregnated synthetic rubber covering that mounts firmly on an offset quarter inch foam base. Designed for multiple uses. Studies have indicated that infants and children are as much as 10 times more susceptible to carcinogenesis from radiation than adults. Breast tissue exposed to radiation from CT procedures involving the chest or abdomen is an area of particular concern for young females. The AttenuRad CT Breast Shield System provides significant in-plane breast shielding for pediatric MDCT, without qualitative or quantitative changes in the CT image. The use of the system’s offset foam base gives the shields additional substance and durability, making them easy to use. Available in Adult and Pediatric sizes.