Radiation exposure is one of the major workplace hazards healthcare professionals face. To mitigate this risk, Barrier Technologies offers a wide range of innovative lead vests. From traditional lead aprons to alloy-based alternatives, our lightweight and comfortable aprons offer lasting radiation protection.
Advantages offered by our radiation protection aprons include:
Continue reading to learn more about our Pb-free and lead aprons for x ray radiation protection, or download our apron catalog to learn about each apron in detail.
Three unique features that elevate Barrier Technologies’s x-ray protection aprons above other options include our Ready To Go Aprons, UltraFlex™ fabric, and MagnaGuard™ closures.
In an industry where it usually takes apron manufacturers 4-8 weeks to create and ship aprons, our ability to ship some of our lead vests within 24 hours of order makes us an asset to healthcare organizations around the world.
Our Ready To Go (RTG) line of aprons come in a variety of sizes, colors, and styles. RTG apron specifications include:
Because our RTG aprons are only available with UltraFlex™ as the outer material, they are stain-resistant and can be easily wiped down and cleaned with an antibacterial solution. The antibacterial qualities of our RTG aprons are further enhanced by MagnaGuard™ closures, making our ready-to-ship aprons Covid-19 compliant.
Traditionally, the only outer material option for lead vest has been porous nylon fabric. This has made x-ray protection aprons difficult to clean and easy to stain. As a result, protective aprons are notoriously dirty and increase the possibility of Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) with every use.
To solve this health hazard, Barrier Technologies’s engineers developed a medical-grade, urethane-coated fabric that is impervious to fluids and comfortable to wear. This is UltraFlex™, our patented outer material that enables you to quickly clean your aprons with any disinfectant.
Benefits of ordering an UltraFlex™ apron include:
UltraFlex™ is also easier to wear than traditional nylon outer materials because it is a four-way stretch fabric. In contrast to nylon fabrics, which are very stiff, UltraFlex™ feels like wearing a comfortable, broken-in pair of shoes.
Barrier Technologies has conducted extensive bacteriological testing on velcro closures, determining that in healthcare environments, velcro often harbors MRSA, staph, and other dangerous bacteria. Unfortunately, most lead vests in the industry use velcro for all their closures, increasing the risk of HAI.
To mitigate this risk, we’ve developed and patented a magnetic closure system called MagnaGuard™. This magnetic closure is made out of powerful strips of magnets that are embedded in the apron lining, enabling aprons to be affixed by simply touching the closures together and allowing the magnets to snap together.
Benefits of velcro-free MagnaGuard™ aprons include:
For both UltraFlex™ and traditional nylon aprons, MagnaGuard™ reduces transmission risks and enables our customers to have cleaner, safer closures on their aprons.
Barrier Technologies’s Pb-free and xray lead vest has a lead time of 20 working days, which means that we ship custom x-ray aprons faster than anyone else in our industry. If you need an apron sooner than 20 working days, then consider ordering one of our RTG aprons.
Our radiation protection aprons are custom-made, so weight varies depending on the style you choose and how large the apron needs to be.
We produce two core material options:
For standard Pb aprons, the lead is pressed into a flexible form and embedded in the apron. If you’d like a lead-free apron, our Pb-free, lead lite aprons are made from an amalgamation of different alloys that all have radiation blocking properties. Our proprietary alloys include tungsten, titanium, bismuth, and magnesium.
When encapsulated in a vinyl matrix, our alloy options are significantly lighter than standard bp and are equally effective at blocking scatter radiation, giving you both maximum protection and minimal weight.
We offer four outer material options:
While we do offer three traditional nylon options, we encourage customers to order aprons in UltraFlex™, due to its Covid-19 compliant, antibacterial, and stain-resistant properties.
If you are looking for an alternative to aprons, consider our patented Terminator solution. The Terminator provides you with 4x the protection of an apron, with zero weight strain on your body. Download mobile lead shield catalog.
In addition to aprons, we also manufacture high-quality and comfortable radiology vest protection.
Our x-ray vest options deliver full front and back protection and are equipped with comfort features like shoulder pads and support belts to make your radiation protection vest easier to wear for long periods of time.
The three x-ray vest models we offer are the Support Vest & Skirt, the Barrier Flex Vest & Skirt, and the Standard Vest & Skirt. All three vests provide enhanced attenuation thanks to our proprietary Secure Shield™ Core Material
To help you decide which type of lead vest is best for your hospital staff, let’s explore each one of these in more detail.
In line with our goal of providing the medical industry with radiation protection that is lightweight and easy to wear for long periods of time, this x ray vest comes with an integrated back support belt. This belt is adjustable, provides maximum support to the lower lumbar region, and helps reduce body fatigue
Additional features include:
Like our Support Vest, our signature Barrier Flex Vest places great emphasis on comfort. Instead of a belt, this protection medical vest for radiation is equipped with elastic back support that provides greater comfort during long procedures.
Additional features of this x-ray vest include:
Our standard x ray vest emphasizes freedom of movement and gives you a full range of motion for long procedures. Instead of wrap-around MagnaGuard™ closures, this radiology vest apron opens and closes from the front, making it quick to put on.
Like our other two x ray vests, our Standard Radiation Protection Vest features:
Barrier Technologies is America’s leading manufacturer of x-ray lead vest and leaded eyewear. We cater to healthcare organizations of all sizes and can ship apron orders (specifically our Ready To Go line) within as little as 24-hours. To learn more about our innovative radiation solutions, please download our lead apron catalog or contact us today.
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