Contamination of Interventional Radiology Lead Aprons by Nosocomial Pathogens


Lead radiation protection aprons and neck/thyroid shields are used by hospital personnel in rooms where ionizing radiation is present. This study addresses what types of pathogens grow on protective lead aprons and collars. Potential implications of this study include whether or not a policy should be proposed regarding protective lead maintenance and disinfection.

Mohamed M Jaber, Edward Qiao, Monte L Harvill and Farah A Nasser
Biomedical Journal of Scientific & Technical Research, 2017, vol. 1, issue 2, 391-393
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