Tungsten Shielding: Radiation Protection Like No Other

When choosing an attenuating material for radiation shielding, the most important characteristic is high density. Tungsten (atomic symbol W) has many advantages over the lead. It’s non-toxic and easily recycled, thus it poses no risk to people or the environment. It can also be reduced to a layer a fraction of the thickness of lead […]

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Terminator XR: Offering the Best Protection From Radiation

Protection from radiation is an essential prerequisite for all radiologic healthcare workers. The patient that you’re working so hard to help presents a direct danger to you when the x-ray apparatus is active. While there may be minimal leakage from the device itself, this doesn’t compare to the amount of scatter radiation that emanates from […]

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How Much Does A Lead Apron Weigh & What Are The Effects On The Body?

To visualize your x-ray lead apron’s weight, imagine going to work every day with a bowling ball tied around your neck, a bag of potatoes, or twenty rolls of quarters! That’s quite a considerable weight to lug around. It’s no wonder that radiologic professionals often complain about musculoskeletal pain. How Much Does a Lead Apron […]

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Lead Apron Inspection: How to Inspect, Is It Time for a New One?

Do you know how to do a lead apron inspection? If you are a radiologic worker, this is an essential task that you should perform diligently and regularly. Your health and safety depend on the integrity of your lead apron—even the tiniest crack could lead to your unwitting exposure to the hazardous effects of ionizing […]

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Features to Look for When Choosing the Best X Ray Lead Aprons

If you want the best x-ray lead aprons, then Barrier Technologies® has got you covered! Lead personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to protect all radiologic professionals from the hazardous effects of ionizing radiation. There are several factors to take into account when choosing a lead apron. You may be wearing it for long periods […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires employers to take a variety of precautions to protect employees from harmful exposure to ionizing radiation in their workplaces. Hazardous exposure can cause serious illnesses such as cancers, or have genetic effects. However, it is also your responsibility to protect yourself if you work with high-frequency electromagnetic […]

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How to Prevent Back Pain from Lead Aprons

It’s important to know how to prevent back pain if you spend your working hours in a heavy lead apron.  Recent studies indicate that workers who wear lead aprons face a higher risk of musculoskeletal pain and complications. Healthcare professionals who wear lead aprons have more job-related pain, and seek medical treatment for pain more […]

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Why Choose Lead-Free Radiation Protective Apparel

Lead-free aprons and other apparels are the new, popular choice for radiation protection. The use of lead may be the industry standard for shielding against the hazards of scatter radiation, but its greatest drawback is its toxicity. Barrier Technologies cares deeply for the environment and we understand that disposing of leaded products can be problematic. […]

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X Ray Precautions: What Patients Need to Know

X-rays are an essential tool that saves countless lives and nearly everybody needs to have them at some point in time. However, we should all be aware of important x-ray precautions when undergoing these examinations. X-ray images, or radiographs, can be used by healthcare practitioners to detect bone fractures, injuries, infections, tumors, and dental problems. […]

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