Slide: Importance of Radiation Protection

In order to avoid potential health hazards from harmful radiation it is important to have proper radiation protection. Medi-RayTM manufactures and supplies different types of radiation shielding products, such as, lead sheets, lead plates, lead containers, lead bricks etc. Contact Medi-RayTM for custom designed products for your radiation shielding needs.

Importance of Radiation Protection

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Video: Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Lead shipping containers are used to transport radioactive materials from place to place. Medi-RayTM products meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs. We provide a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

Video: Forms of Lead for Radiation Shielding

A variety of lead like sheets, such as, lead plates, lead bricks, lead containers, lead glass and lead wool are used for radiation shielding. These products are manufactured by Medi-Ray™ Inc.

Lead Shielding for Medical Equipment

All medical diagnostic devices that use radiation require that the device be placed in a shielding to protect the machine operator and others who may be nearby from the radiation. Lead is used to shield these radiation equipment which allow safe radiation imaging. Also, the containers of nuclear medicines and other equipment are shielded with lead to ensure safety of people around.

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Lead Shipping Containers

Lead shipping containers are used for a variety of reasons. For instance, they are used to transport radioactive materials, to meet DOT compliance and transportation safety needs with a wide variety of proprietary coatings, plastic encasements and specialized linings in numerous shapes and sizes.

Medi-RayTM offers a comprehensive line of lead shipping containers for all your shipping needs. Medi-RayTM has been the largest supplier of radio-pharmaceutical shipping containers since 1974. In over 30 years of product development, Medi-RayTM has revolutionized the design and production of every type of shielded medical containers.

Un-Coated Lead Containers

Medi-RayTM will fabricate uncoated containers and products which can be assembled into plastic or metal interior and exterior shells or forms. Custom pouring of lead into a customer supplied form is accommodated with shipment back to the customer within 24 hours.

Plastic Encased Lead Packaging

Medi-RayTM can provide exterior plastic encasements customized to the customer’s exact dimensions and colors. These containers have interlocking plastic lids and bases, with corporate logos and product identification symbols as part of the plastic encasement.

Coated Lead Packaging


The coated lead containers utilized for radiopharmaceuticals normally have interlocking lid/base designs and can come equipped with bottle sponges and desiccant liners. The proprietary coatings utilized by Medi-RayTM guarantee adhesion with no cracking or chipping as are so often found with other companies’ products.

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray manufactures lead containers with interlocking features and leakage protection.

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Slide: Types of radiation shielding materials

Radiation shielding is the use of material or devices that protect against ionizing radiation. Lead is a primary metal for radiation shielding. This slide discusses the different types of lead shielding materials.

Medi-RayTM-Types of radiation shielding materials

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Lead Shipping Containers for Radiation Protection

Lead shielding refers to the use of lead to shield or protect people or objects from radiation. Because of its high density and high atomic number, lead can effectively fade certain kinds of radiation. Lead containers are designed for the storage and shipment of radioactive materials. In most of the cases, outer dimensions and appearance are almost same; the difference lies in the thickness of lead shielding.

Lead Shipping Containers

Medi-Ray fabricates lead containers for radioactive pharmaceuticals, nuclear applications, radioactive source storage, and waste containers. All containers feature interlocking component designs that guarantee no radiation leakage and provide safety during handling and transport. From outside, these containers are plastics shelled, that protects you from physically touching lead, which is a toxic metal. Medi-Ray can design and manufacture these lead shielding containers in multiple sizes that can accommodate hundreds of lead wall thicknesses, cover designs, and locking mechanisms.

These lead shipping containers are manufactured from A36 or 44W carbon steel. All hardware used from heavy-duty hinges to locks is of the highest quality. Extreme care is taken in the surface preparation to all surfaces for the supply and application of a finish coat of paint to the desired color. All storage containers are available with your choice in lead shielding from 1/32″ to 2″ thick or more.

Medi-Ray offers “just-in-time” delivery schedules for its clients to reduce customer inventory costs and to deliver mutually economical delivery quantities. Medi-Ray maintains a safety stock of castings, components, and finished products to guarantee timely delivery.

Medi-Ray quality control procedures are refined and expanded to include inspection procedures stipulated by customers. Certification by Medi-Ray quality control personnel accompanies each shipment.

Lead Shielding Offers Radiation Safety Solution

Employees who work in x-ray rooms and nuclear industries run a high risk of incurring diseases like cancer due to repeated exposure to radiation. To avoid such fatalities, several lead products act as barriers to shield radiation and protect people working with or around the radiation scattering equipment.

Lead Shielding

Lead is a dense metal with a high atomic number and it can shield against all types of harmful radiation x-rays, alpha-rays and gamma rays. When you visit a medical facility, you can see that the x-ray technician moves behind a lead wall. You may wonder why the patient is not provided with the shielding material. This is because the patient may be exposed to x-ray radiation once or twice a year but the technician is exposed to the radiations repeatedly, maybe for several years because it is his job occupation.

Industries that deal with radiation also need to protect equipment from radiation. The equipment is shielded with lead casing or lead walls to control the intensity of radiation. Radioactive materials are stored in lead containers and radioactive waste is disposed of in lead bins. Lead containers are also used to transport radioactive materials. The lead transportation containers are specially designed to avoid any breakage or leakage during transportation.

Medi-Ray is a leader in the manufacture of radiation shielding products. They have been developing lead radiation shielding components since 1970. If you need radiation shielding products for your industry, contact Medi-Ray at 877-898-3003.

Radiation Shielding Products

In everyday life we may come across several instances where radiation is used. For example, in the medical industry x-ray imaging helps identify broken bones and perform other diagnostic tests. The radiation is useful but overexposure is a serious health risk. To avoid overexposure to radiation, radiation scattering equipment is shielded with lead.
Medi-Ray is the industry leader in the manufacture of radiation shielding products. Radiation shielding products manufactured by Medi-Ray include lead plates, lead bricks, sheet lead, lead glass, lead wool, syringe shields, x-ray shields, nuclear medicine accessories, lead castings, lead containers for shipping and many more.

Where are radiation shielding products used?

Radiation shielding products are used in a wide variety of industries:

  • Medical industry: x-ray equipment, thyroid equipment etc.
  • In airport detection devices
  • In defense industry
  • In submarines
  • Nuclear power industries

Why is lead used as a radiation shielding product?

  • Lead is fairly inexpensive
  • Can be easily bent and manipulated
  • It is corrosion resistant
  • Lead is extremely versatile, malleable and easy to work with
  • It can be shaped in any to fit the rooms , equipment and even deep corners
  • Due to its high atomic number, lead can efficiently resist harmful radiation
  • Lead is highly stable metal

If you are looking for radiation shielding products in the USA, contact Medi-RayTM. Medi-RayTM is a certified ISO 9001:2008 company. This globally recognized standard of management excellence shows Medi-RayTM‘s dedication to quality assurance and control. Medi-RayTM provides customers with over 35 years of metallurgy expertise to provide custom and precision lead products produced by proprietary equipment. Medi-RayTM is the first Heavy Metal Company (lead) nominated by the US Federal EPA to receive an award for “Most Hygienic Lead Fabricator” as a result of their health, safety and environmental programs.
Call at 877-898-3003 for more information about the products supplied by Medi-Ray.