Slide: Common Myths About Radiation

Radiology is important to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and health conditions. However, myths have developed concerning the dangers of radiation use. One myth is that exposure to radiation is not safe and has side effects. In reality, the risk associated with low-dose radiation is very small. Medi-Ray has had decades of experience in providing exterior plastic encasements for lead packaging in a variety of shapes and sizes. We are the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. For additional information, Call 877-898-3003 or 914-979-2740 or email sales@mediray.com.


Common Myths About Radiation

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Radiation Shielding Requirements

radiation source shielding

The most basic shielding requirements for radiation protection are dependent upon several factors including the type of radiation, exposure length and distance from the source of the radiation. Different kinds of radiation are emitted with different levels of energy. The greater the energy, the greater the level of shielding to safely guard against it. Alpha radiation is very weak, and the outermost layer of skin is enough to protect against it. Beta radiation requires more protection, such as heavy clothing. However, some beta radiation particles can penetrate and burn the skin. Gamma radiation and x-ray radiation are much stronger and require thick, dense shielding with materials such as lead.

The briefest exposure to gamma and x-ray radiation can be extremely hazardous to the human body. Even extended indirect exposure, such as an x-ray technician in a separate but nearby room close to the x-ray source, requires shielding. For medical and dental patients, the length of direct exposure to x-rays is so brief that a lead vest is all that is necessary.

Radiation is a very serious concern in nuclear power plants, industrial and medical x-ray systems, radioisotope projects, particle accelerator work and other sites. Containing radiation and preventing it from causing harm to employees is a vital part of operating equipment that emits hazardous rays. For Medi-Ray, Inc., preserving human safety and structural material that can be compromised by radiation exposure are over-riding concerns, as well as shielding sensitive materials such as electronic devices and photographic film.

Regulating the effects and degree of penetration of radioactive rays varies according to the type of radiation involved. Indirectly ionizing radiation such as neutrons, gamma rays and x-rays, is a separate category from directly ionizing radiation, which involves charged particles. Different materials are better for different types of radiation and is determined by the interaction between specific particles and the properties of the shielding materials.

Medi-Ray is the hallmark of radiation safety and shielding solutions. We are located at 150 Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe, New York. Call us toll-free at 877-898-3003 or 914-979-2740. You can also email sales@mediray.com. We are committed to offering the highest quality service to all our customers.

 

ISO 9001: 2015 A Quality Management System

ISO 9001 helps organizations demonstrate to customers that they can offer products and services of consistently good quality. It is a standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. The benefits of this management system are efficiency and improved customer satisfaction for businesses and organizations.

On September 2015 the latest edition of ISO 9001 was published, replacing the previous version (ISO 9001:2008). Every five years the ISO standards are reviewed and revised, if necessary. This allows ISO standards to remain as useful tools for the marketplace. Today businesses and organizations face challenges that are very different from a few decades ago and ISO 9001 has been amended to take this new environment into account. The latest version of the standard brings the user a variety of benefits. For instance, ISO 9001:2015:

  • Puts a greater emphasis on leadership engagement
  • Help address organizational risks and opportunities in a structured manner
  • Uses simplified language and a common structure and terms, which are particularly helpful to organizations using multiple management systems (environment, health & safety, or business continuity)
  • Addresses supply chain management more effectively
  • Is more user-friendly for service and knowledge-based organizations

With over 1.1 million certificates issued worldwide, many businesses and organizations are updating the existing quality management system to meet the revised requirements. The acting ISO Secretary-General, Kevin McKinley states, “The world has changed, and this revision was needed to reflect this. Technology is driving increased expectations from customers and businesses. Barriers to trade have dropped due to lower tariffs, but also because of strategic instruments like International Standards. We are seeing a trend towards more complex global supply chains that demand integrated action. So organizations need to perform in new ways, and our quality management standards need to keep up with these expectations. I am confident that the 2015 edition of ISO 9001 can help them achieve this.”

Certification for ISO 9001 is intended for businesses and organizations to improve their management performance. However, receiving certification to ISO 9001 is not an easy task and it may not always be granted. Every organization is different, so the process required to receive certification to a quality management system will be unique to the situation of the company. The process for becoming certified requires a two-phase audit preformed by an accredited body.

From the very beginning Medi-Ray has employed effective, end-user oriented management to ensure that resulting lead products and services are of the highest standards and compatible with today’s metallurgical and radiation shielding requirements. We have been certified to the ISO standards so that we may continue to provide our clients with quality service and products.

 

The Importance of Lead Lined Products | Medi-RayTM

From medical to industrial situations, there is a dire need for the application of lead lined products for radiation shielding. This video shows the importance of lead lined products. To know more, call 877-898-3003 or fax at 914-337-4620. You can also send mails at sales@mediray.com.

 

Video: Interlocking Lead Bricks for Radiation Shielding

Interlocking lead bricks offer the best protection from harmful radiation. Interlocking brick configuration can be altered and custom designed. Medi-RayTM developed a revolutionary interlocking design for lead bricks. Contact Medi-RayTM for high quality interlocking bricks at 877-898-3003.