Lead Shielding For X-Ray Rooms

Protective Lead shields
Within the X-ray room or suite of rooms there will be an area where the X-ray technician retreats to while the X-ray tube is active. This area will be protected by a lead radiation shield.
Sheet lead of least 1.3mm in thickness is usually required for lead shieldingof X-rays machines, dental and mammography facilities require less shielding as lower energy x-rays are used and typically use 0.5mm and 0.3mm of lead sheet respectively.
In the case of a lead shield which is within 2 meters of the patient or the x-ray tube then a higher thickness may be required.
Lead shielding must extend from the floor to a height of more than 2 meters kolikkopelit and bewide enough to protect the operator from leakage radiation fromthe tube housing and scattered radiation from the patient. Side protectiveshields may also be required. Any window in the lead shield needs to contain the same lead equivalence, and be made of lead glass, so that the radiographer can observe the patient without being exposed.
Lead screens are usually fastened to the floor or wall so that it does not move in day to day operationand only moved during maintenance as needed.
Lead Doors And Lead Windows
Any doors or windows into the X-ray room must provide the same radiation barrier as the walls in which they are located. Doors must have a single sheet of lead covering full height and width of door.
Despite looking similar to regular doors, any door containing lead shielding will of course be much heavier than a conventional door and therefore there special hardware, hinges and frames will be required. In addition, the door frames must also be lead lined will be to ensure a complete protective barrier.
Lead oxide is mixed in with the other components when lead glass is manufactured so that the lead glass is effective for x-ray shielding, in the X-ray room any viewing windows will be manufactured from lead glass.
Developing Room Pass Hatch
If the room contains an X-ray film pass hatch between the x-ray room and a dark room, it must be lined leadsheet, suitably supported and overlapped. The shielding must be on the x-ray room side ofthe pass hatch.

Nuclead’s X-Ray Room Building Capabilities
Nuclead can offer lead-based general contractor services in Massachusetts and are licensed for x-ray room construction, radiation rooms and general lead construction projects.
Nuclead will quote your entire project start to finish, to your drawings or prints, including any lead construction materials and lead building supplies. Nuclead can servicehospitals, doctor’s offices and dental offices – anywhere x-ray, gamma ray or radiation containment is required.
Conclusion
Building regulation compliant x-ray rooms requires several levels of knowledge and expertise. This is includes lead shielding knowledge, construction experience with lead materials as well as general contractor experience.
Nuclead has all of the experience required for this demanding application.

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