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Delaney 02-03-2011 07:31 AM

Rads to hip - what to wear?
 
If anyone has had radiation to the hip, can you let me know the procedure? Are you naked or covered? Mostly young male radiographers where I get treated, so am wondering can I keep my modesty (and prevent the poor lads having nightmares!)?. Maybe I'm being prudish but its just one more indignity on a long list.

Chelee 02-03-2011 02:42 PM

Re: Rads to hip - what to wear?
 
Hi Delaney,
It might be more helpful if you posted this up in the Her2 forum because you will get many more replies. :)

I had rads to femur/hip. All clothes from the waist down come off....including your underwear. The first day was the mapping of the area where they put the little tattos on..and a couple marks with a magic marker. You will have a gown on each day. That gown stays on while your on the rads table. So your covered the majority of the time. The techs are really good about trying to make you feel comfortable...I'm sure they know how difficult that has to be for us ladies. But in order for them to hit the necessary radiation field--your body has to be exposed to line up their rads machine with the tattos & marks on your body. So yes you are completely naked below the waist, but only for a few minutes if that. Not that it helps much...but it does go really fast and they instantly cover you back up.

Chelee

Delaney 02-03-2011 02:46 PM

Re: Rads to hip - what to wear?
 
Thanks Chelee, never saw gowns when I had radiation to the chest but I will ask if they dont offer me one as I remember being freezing each time.


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