From dental practices to radiology offices to hospitals around the world, specialists who operate non-invasive diagnostic equipment must be diligent about protecting themselves and patients from radiation exposure. Lead and lead-free aprons offer complete protection to the user and make procedures extremely safe, but overused or damaged aprons pose a health risk to wearers and must be replaced ASAP. If that’s you, download our Guide: Choose the X-Ray Protection Apron That’s Right for You to find the ideal aprons for your unique needs right away.
If you’re not facing an immediate X-ray apron need, continue reading to better understand how often lead and lead-free X-ray aprons last and tips for inspecting wear.
The use of radiation in multiple fields of medicine and healthcare can be a powerful component of a treatment plan, providing insight and procedure options that would otherwise be unavailable. Fluoroscopy, oncology and dentistry all rely on radiation to perform key functions that benefit their practices and aid in the treatment plans of their patients.
Though it plays a critical role in a handful of advanced procedures, radiation is still a hazardous emission of energy; improper or unprotected use of medical radiation technology can cause adversely harmful health effects to patients and healthcare professionals. Ensure the continued use of protective technology and clothing for patients during radiation-based treatments as well as for the technicians and healthcare professionals who administer the procedures with proper radiation shielding protection.
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Radiation is defined as electromagnetic waves or highly charged particles that cause ionization. Radiologists and radiologic technologists work with radiation every day to help treat cancer patients, perform x-rays and conduct MRIs.
Radiation is a necessary part of the medical image and oncology industries, but needs to be handled with care.
High doses of radiation can be dangerous to our health, but some parts of the body are more susceptible than others. For those that work with radiation on a regular basis, it’s important to know how to best shield yourself from the negative effects of radiation as well as what factors put you at an elevated risk. Continue reading
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