Should thyroid shields be mandatory?
A recent episode of the "Dr. Oz Show" raised more questions than it answered regarding whether thyroid collars should be mandatory when having radiation-based procedures such as dental X-rays or mammograms. The episode was intended to set the record straight after an email went viral in March based on advice the show's host, Dr. Mehmet Oz, gave last year. Oz invited experts from dentistry and radiology to comment on the email controversy and the pros and cons of thyroid shielding. But a combative Oz defended his original advice and ultimately turned the show into a lecture for health care professionals on the necessity of listening to their patients.
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