Radiation Protection

December 19, 2014
Radiation Protection

Ionizing radiation sources pose a considerable health risk to affected workers if not properly controlled.
— U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

Protective Radiation Equipment — Essential to Reducing Radiology Risks

Recently, studies have revealed an increased incidence of thyroid cancer among U.S. radiologic technologists who held patients for X-ray tests at least 50 times. Today, appropriate use of radiation protection equipment is essential for healthcare safety, particularly in the cath lab and EP lab environments. If you neglect everyday use of proper shielding gear for any reason, you put yourself at risk. AliMed’s wide selection of quality products provides the safety and high level of radiation protection you need and deserve — from lightweight full-protection radiation aprons to thyroid shields, attenuation gloves, leaded eyewear, and much more.

Only AliMed provides radiation protection garments designed to encourage usage with lighter, lead-free materials, fatigue-reducing designs, and single-use solutions — all in one place.

Radiation Aprons provide only part of the protection you need every day.

To protect the vulnerable thyroid area, AliMed introduced exclusive Washable Thyroid Shields and Single Use Thyroid Shields for ease of use and to help reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Discover the exclusive AliMed Ultralight Radiation Apron — the world’s lightest lead-free radiation protection apron — with full 0.5 mm Pb-equivalent protection that’s 36% lighter than standard lead. For hand protection, consider the ultra-thin, lead-free AliMed Radiation Attenuation Gloves as an alternative to latex but with the same feel and tactile sensitivity, and curved fingers that alleviate fatigue. To protect your eyes from cataracts, AliMed’s Protective Eyewear comes in over 30 styles in sizes Small to X-Large with optional side shields. Lenses are available in non-prescription (Plano), single vision, bifocal, and progressive prescriptions. AliMed’s single-use SecureShield™ Head Bands provide vital protection at the temples. When it comes to greater safety and radiation protection, AliMed is your trusted source.

Sources:

  1. OSHA Safety and Health Topics: Ionizing Radiation. https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/radiationionizing/. Accessed June 11, 2014
  2. Zabel EW, Alexander BH, Mongin SJ, et al. Thyroid cancer and employment as a radiologic technologist. International

Washable Thyroid Shields

Washable Thyroid Shields

Ultralight Washable Thyroid Shields withstand temperatures in excess of 140 degrees (data on file), and can be washed up to 170 times by immersion in a sterilizing hot-water wash.

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Disposable Thyroid Shields

Disposable Thyroid Shields

The most hygienic way to protect the susceptible thyroid area from radiation, Ultralight Disposable Thyroid Shields are a durable alternative, offering the convenience of disposability with full 0.5mm Pb-equivalent radiation protection.

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AliMed Ultralight Apron

AliMed Ultralight Apron

The “World’s Lightest Full-Protection Apron” is made with a lead free, lightweight material that is best for long procedures. Ultralight Lead Free aprons are 36% lighter than standard lead and require no special disposal.

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AliMed Radiation Attenuation Gloves

AliMed Radiation Attenuation Gloves

Your hands can be four times more at risk of radiation exposure than your eyes or body during fluoroscopy procedures. With AliMed Radiation Attenuation Gloves, you reduce secondary exposure by more than 90% — the highest radiation attenuation for gloves not made with natural rubber latex!

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AliMed's Leaded Protective Eyewear

AliMed Protective Eyewear

Protect your eyes from scatter radiation with style and comfort - Choose the right frames and lenses from our wide range of radiation protection glasses.

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SecureShield Head Bands

SecureShield Head Bands

SecureShield Head Bands offer protection to vital brain tissue. Durable enough to use multiple times, economical enough to throw away.

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