The invention of x-ray machines is truly a huge development in the medical industry. Utilizing x-rays in medical imaging (such as radiology, ultrasound, and CT scan) allows doctors to view the internal organs and structures of a patient and identify if any medical treatment is necessary. Continue reading Radiation Protection Aprons: Health Protectors for Health Workers
A lead apron is a wearable device that protects the body’s organs from dangerous radiation such as from x-rays and gamma rays. It is composed of a rubberized sheet with lead within it, and the entire thing is formed into an apron.
A lead apron’s purpose serves as radiation protection during procedures such as the following:
- Computed tomography
- Dental radiographs
Lead aprons are vital in shielding people from the harmful effects of radioactivity. They work by absorbing rays and halting their movement towards the person or object they are protecting. There are many varieties of these aprons available, so you probably might have a little difficulty in choosing one to fit your needs. I have provided a short guide on how these aprons serve their purpose and what you should consider when buying one for your use. Continue reading What to Consider When Buying Lead aprons