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

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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.

 

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.

 

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: Nuclear Medicine Shielding Accessories for Radiation Safety

Medi-Ray™ has been the largest supplier of nuclear medicine shielding accessories since 1974. Medi-Ray ™ has combined antimonial lead, tungsten, leaded glass, along with a variety of other metals and specialized coatings to create a diverse line of nuclear medicine shielding accessories. Medi-Ray ™ equips effective and specialized dose calibrators with additional shielding to adequately protect the laboratory clinicians. Medi-Ray ™ designs a boiling bath apparatus to fulfill a critical stage in their client’s radiopharmaceutical production process.

 

Video: Different types of Vial Shields

Medi-RayTM manufactures lead vial shields that is equipped with a plastic coating and a non- slip coated finish that will ensure maximum protection from radiation. If you need lead radiation shielding products with highest standards of protection call Medi-RayTM at 1-877-898-3003.