Radiation Safety with a Bilayer Lead

Over the past decade, lead garments haven’t changed yet. Much lead safety is in the shape of an apron wrapped around the user’s front, heavy and bulky. The remainder of the user’s body is ignored by this single-layer of normal lead security, making exposed tissues susceptible to radiation exposure.

The Importance of Radiation Safety

The dosage of X-rays provided to patients for bone imaging, medical operations, and surgical procedures is minimal and unlikely to produce any short-term side effects. However, experiments suggest that repeated exposure to radiation particles by medical personnel can trigger cellular mutations, leading to cancer, trauma, or illness. 

Lead insulation, worn by emergency personnel as a precaution, prohibits toxic scatter radiation from entering the body.

What is Bilayer Lead?

This durable garment provides a double-layer covering of lead safety, as its name suggests. The user’s front and back are also properly covered with bilayer lead shielding.

Bilayers are made up of two separate layers of radiation-attenuating materials used as a single sheet in radiation safety. This radiation-protective cocoon keeps radiation scatter and overt exposure to a minimum.

The Functions of Bilayer Lead

Lead has traditionally been the material of use for radiation safety. Because of its extreme density and atomic number, it effectively blocks gamma and X-rays from reaching materials. Bilayer’s lead doubles this endeavor by building layers of security. 

To effectively combat radiation, a minimum of.25 mm of lead security is needed. The front and sides of the bilayer jacket have a.50 mm lead equivalent, and the front gap region has a 1.0 mm lead equivalent.

Despite laws requiring appropriate shielding when utilizing X-rays, compliance with radiation safety standards is low due to the ergonomic discomfort of wearing bulky lead aprons. Vulnerable parts of the body are adequately protected without introducing excessive weight by carefully layering lead garments. 

A Lightweight Radiation Protection Solution

Radiation safety for a lead lining is thick and uncomfortable to carry over extended periods, and bilayer lead protection can weigh up to 40 pounds and trigger body strain. The bilayer’s proprietary exoskeleton eliminates the weight of the lead from the consumer while also offering superior radiation safety, allowing physicians to walk easily.

Lately, nuclear shielding companies have also modified the advanced technologies of bilayer lead shielding to make it more ergonomically appropriate for medical teams while ensuring the finest of radiation safety. The exoskeleton lifts 100 percent of the weight from the user’s body, providing optimum comfort and accuracy for physicians.