Video: Custom Lead Brick Configurations

Medi-RayTM has several custom lead brick configurations that can be altered to a customer’s requirements, we can also provide pure lead or antimonial lead. This slide discusses types of lead bricks manufactured by Medi-RayTM. To learn more, call 877-898-3003 or fax at 914-337-4620. You can also send emails to sales@mediray.com.

Custom Lead Brick Configurations By Medi-RayTM

Medi-RayTM has several custom lead brick configurations that can be altered to a customer’s requirements, and provided in pure lead or antimonial lead. This slide discusses types of lead bricks manufactured by Medi-RayTM. To know more, call 877-898-3003 or fax at 914-337-4620. You can also send emails to sales@mediray.com.

Custom Lead Brick Configurations By Medi-RayTM

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Lead Radiation Shielding Products

Since 1974, Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers. This slide discusses some of the lead radiation shielding products manufactured by Medi-RayTM.

Lead Radiation Shielding Products

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Lead Bricks for Effective Radiation Shielding

Lead bricks originate from the purest lead available and are popular for constructing lead walls in places where the need for radiation protection is high. Lead bricks are common in nuclear reactors to shield high intensity radiation produced in them.

Lead Bricks

Medi-RayTM provides lead bricks with interlocking features. The different types of lead bricks supplied by Medi-RayTM are:

Standard lead bricks

This is the basic type of rectangular lead brick. Medi-RayTM manufactures standard rectangular lead bricks of different sizes and thicknesses based on customer’s requirements.

Interlocking lead bricks

Interlocking lead bricks provide the highest level of radiation protection. They are used for building lead walls, and for fitting corners of lead walls and built using standard rectangular lead bricks.

Dura Block lead bricks are one of the types of interlocking lead bricks manufactured by Medi-RayTM. This brick can create a wall but cannot fit corners.

Lead barrier walls and caves

Medi-RayTM manufactures and pre-assembles custom lead walls according to the requirements of the customer. They can be directly installed in the area where radiation protection is needed.

Uses of lead bricks

  • Used in x-ray facilities
  • Defense industry
  • Nuclear power plants
  • Laboratories where radioactive experiments are performed

If you need lead bricks or any other type of radiation shielding product contact Medi-RayTM at 877-898-3003 today.

X-Ray Shielding: Medical Radiation Protection

Radiation Protection, otherwise known as radiological protection, is the science and practice of protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of Ionizing Radiation. Ionizing radiation is used in many aspects of industry and medicine, and as a result can present significant health hazards. Such radiation causes microscopic damage to body tissue, which can lead to skin burns and radiation sickness at high exposures, as well as heightened risks of Cancer at low exposures.

Radiation protection is divided into a number of different categories, as there are many different factors to consider when it comes to protecting individuals from radiation, as well as keeping their surrounding environments radiation free.

Radiation exposure is managed by a combination of three factors, these being time, distance, and shielding. Time refers to reducing the amount of time that individuals spend exposed to radiation equipment, while still ensuring that patients receive their appropriated dosage. Distance, refers to increasing the distance between radioactive equipment, and the individuals surrounding it. Finally, shielding refers to absorbing material placed around radioactive sources, to reduce the amount of radiation to a level that is safe for humans. Types of shielding may include lead sheets in the walls surrounding an x-ray room, lead glass or screens on the viewing room for operator safety, and lead aprons for patients to wear. The effectiveness of such shields depends on shield thickness.

Mediray has developed clinic, laboratory, and medical office products for various types of x-ray applications, using such materials as lead castings, sheet lead, and lead foil.

Lead Radiation Shielding

Lead Radiation Shielding

Radiation has wide ranging uses in day-to-day life. In medicine, there are many uses for radiation like x-ray, mammography, computerized tomography (CT), cardiology and nuclear medicine. Treatment of disease or cancer by chemotherapy uses radiation.
The wide ranging use of radiation in medicine poses the challenge of shielding radiation exposure to parts of the body other than where where it is intended. Also, doctors, relatives and friends of patients or others who have to be associated with the place where radiation is exposed or radioactive materials are stored or transported need to be protected as well.

Lead Shielding
Lead has long been recognized as a highly effective material in providing protection from various sources of radiation, and as such, has become a standard in the design of radiation protection systems. Lead shielding refers to the use of lead to shield people or objects from unintended radiation. Lead can effectively contain certain kinds of radiation because of its high density and high atomic number; principally, it is effective at stopping alpha rays, gamma rays, and x-rays.

Why Does Lead Work for Radiation Shielding?
Lead has high density, a result of the combination of its high atomic mass and the relatively small size of its bond lengths and atomic radius. The high atomic mass means that more electrons are needed to maintain a neutral charge and the small bond length and a small atomic radius means that many atoms can be packed into a particular lead structure. Because of lead’s density and large number of electrons, it is well suited for scattering x-rays and gamma-rays. These rays form photons, a type of boson, which impart energy onto electrons when they come into contact.
Lead is used for shielding in
•    X-ray machines
•    Nuclear power plants
•    Labs using radioactive materials
•    Hospitals

There are also a variety of shielding products used to protect people, shield equipment and experiments, such as:

•    lead aprons
•    thyroid shields
•    lead gloves
•    lead bricks
•    leaded glass
•    leaded glass sheets
•    lead clad building material
•    lead laminated panels
•    lead sheets
•    lead foils

Summary:
•    Lead has long been recognized as a highly effective material in providing protection from various sources of radiation, and as such, has become a standard in the design of radiation protection systems. Lead shielding refers to the use of lead to shield people or objects from unintended radiation.