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 thyroid collars also feature two layers of industry-leading antibacterial technology, making them an ideal choice for physicians operating during the current pandemic.
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.
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 so offer tall, turtle-neck-like collars that are stiff, uncomfortable, and inhibit movement.
In contrast to competing options, our thyroid 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.
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.
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.
All of our core materials have the equivalent of 0.5mm Pb of protection.
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 thyroid shields above competing products.
These innovations include our antibacterial outer-material, UltraFlex™, and our MagnaGuard™ velcro-free closures.
Traditionally, the only outer-material option for 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.
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.
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:
The thyroid shield guards & covers manufactured here at Barrier Technologies do more than simply mitigate radiation exposure risks. Our thyroid 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.
To learn more about our innovative thyroid shielding and radiation protection products, please contact us today or you can download our catalog.
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