Positioned over the Adam's apple, the AttenuRad Thyroid Shield is designed to provide maximum protection to the radi-sensitive thyroid gland. When used for the soft tissues of the neck, the thickness of 4 ply's allows a 60% dose savings to the thyroid. To ensure proper positioning, a curved notch in the center of the shield is placed at the top of the sternum. An adhesive on the back of the shield holds the shield firm as the patient breathes and swallows. Lateral bow ties are also attached to the inferior flaps of the shield to protect patients with larger necks or larger thyroid glands that extend behind the clavicle or sternum. Intended as a single-use item.