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X Ray Thyroid Shield | Thyroid Gland Radiation Protection


Thyroid Shield | Radiation Protection | X Ray Thyroid Guard

A thyroid shield protects medical staff from the dangerous effects of scatter radiation and overall radiation exposure. Failing to regularly use a thyroid collar can result in cancer and other life-threatening conditions caused by radiation.

At Barrier Technologies, our engineers have developed three kinds of radiation protection thyroid shields, enabling you to choose the collar that best suits the unique needs of your medical organization. Our lead thyroid collars also feature two layers of industry-leading antibacterial technology, making them an ideal choice for physicians needing radiation protection.

Continue reading to learn more about the advantages of our thyroid shield covers, or place an order today. Depending on inventory, our radiation protection products can ship within 24 hours.


Lead-Free & Lead Thyroid Shield Cover Options

The thyroid shield collars created here at Barrier Technologies are considerably more comfortable to wear than competing options. This is because most X-ray protection manufacturers don’t take into consideration the actual location of the thyroid gland and, therefore, offer tall, turtle-neck-like collars that are stiff, uncomfortable, and inhibit movement.

In contrast to competing options, our thyroid shield collars are designed to protect the actual gland, which rests down where the neck meets the chest. Consequently, our protection is more comfortable and more effective at reducing radiation exposure.

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Thyroid Shield Options for Optimal Radiation Protection

We offer three radiation protection shielding options, all of which pair seamlessly with our radiation protection glovesXray lead aprons, and lead glasses and have the equivalent of 0.5mm Pb protection:

  1. Boomerang Thyroid Shield: Our standard, comfortable, easy-to-clean thyroid collar.
  2. Visor Thyroid Shield: Thyroid protection paired with enhanced neck protection.
  3. Disposable Thyroid Shield: Ideal for medical facilities that have frequent staff rotation or training and are looking for an affordable way to protect the thyroid gland of short-term personnel.

Our disposable X-ray collars were invented in conjunction with a major American medical center that asked us to create affordable short-term thyroid protection. This request was motivated by a dermatitis outbreak at the medical center, caused by trainees sharing their lead thyroid shields for imaging procedures and other uses.

We resolved the dermatitis crisis by designing and releasing our line of disposable collars — an excellent example of our commitment to reducing infection and solving problems within our sector of the medical industry.


Core & Outer-Material Options

We offer three core material options:

  1. Standard Pb (thyroid lead shield)
  2. Pb-free aprons (lead-free thyroid collar)
  3. Lead-lite aprons (lead-free thyroid collar)

All of our core materials have the equivalent of 0.5mm Pb of protection.

We also offer four outer-material options:

  1. Nylon estándar
  2. Nylon ripstop (un material ripstop diamante)
  3. Designer prints (nylon material with custom prints)
  4. UltraFlex™ (our proprietary, antibacterial material)


Innovative Thyroid Shield Guard Technology

One of the biggest problems with radiation protection products is that they carry the risk of transferring bacteria and viruses between colleagues who share the same thyroid shields.

As part of our commitment to solving problems within our sector of the medical industry, we have engineered a number of proprietaries and patented parts that mitigate this infection risk and elevate our high-quality thyroid shields above competing products.

These innovations include our antibacterial outer material, UltraFlex™, and our MagnaGuard™ velcro-free closures.

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Antibacterial Thyroid Shield Material

Traditionally, the only outer-material option for radiation protection thyroid shields has been porous nylon fabric. Nylon is difficult to clean and easy to stain, resulting in dirty X ray thyroid shield covers that are ripe with infectious diseases.

We solved this problem by inventing and patenting UltraFlex™, a durable outer-material that provides the following advantages:

  1. Isn’t porous, making the thyroid collar stain resistant.
  2. Is easy to clean with any hospital-grade disinfectant.
  3. Reduces HAIs and is Covid-19 infection control compliant.

UltraFlex™ is also more comfortable to wear than nylon because we craft it from a flexible four-way stretch fabric. The comfort can be increased by pairing UltraFlex™ with our proprietary lead-lite core material.

Velcro-Free Closures

Bacteriological testing consistently demonstrates that velcro closures are a veritable nest for MRSA, staph, and other dangerous infections. We’ve mitigated the risk posed by Velcro by inventing and patenting MagnaGuard™, a magnetic closure system that provides the following advantages in our thyroid shields:

  1. Lasts longer than Velcro, increasing the longevity of your thyroid collar.
  2. Can be cleaned with any disinfectant.
  3. Eliminates the possibility of velcro hair pulls, making our collars more comfortable to use.


Barrier Technologies — An Industry-Leading Manufacturer of Thyroid Collars For Radiation Protection

The thyroid shield guards & covers manufactured here at Barrier Technologies do more than simply mitigate radiation exposure risks. Our thyroid shield collars are easy to clean and comfortable to wear. We work with medical facilities of all sizes, manufacture our custom collars in-house, and are happy to cater to the unique needs of your organization.

Our innovative thyroid shield offers comprehensive radiation protection, effectively minimizing radiation exposure during harmful exposure procedures with medical personnel or to protect patients. Designed with both style and functionality in mind against scatter radiation in sensitive glands or radiation-sensitive organs, this thyroid shield ensures the safety of patient’s health and professionals alike. Its ergonomic design allows comfortable wearing, and its advanced technology acts as a reliable barrier, shielding and safeguarding against potential harm from radiation exposure.

To learn more about our innovative thyroid shielding and radiation protection products, please contact us today or you can download our catalog.


Other Products we offer:

Radiation Protective Gloves
Radiation Protection Glasses
Radiation Protection Accessories
Radiation Protection X-Ray Lead Aprons
Cleaning Apron
Thyroid Shield
Secure Shield Pads
X-Ray Table Drapes
Mobile Lead Shield
CT Protection Shields
Dental Radiation Protection
Ultraflex Dental X-Ray Protective Aprons