Popular gonad shield designs aim to provide coverage of the true pelvis, which is presumed to be the probable location of the ovaries. Shields are frequently placed inaccurately, especially in children, obscuring important orthopaedic landmarks on pelvic radiographs. We aimed to identify the position of the ovaries and assess how this may vary with age and the degree of bladder filling.
Fawcett, S. L., Gomez, A., Barter, S. J., Ditchfield, M., & Set, P. (2012). More harm than good? The anatomy of misguided shielding of the ovaries. British Journal of Radiology, 85(1016), e442 - e447. https://doi.org/10.1259/bjr/25742247