Medi-Ray – What Sets Us Apart?

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From its beginning, Medi-Ray has been devoted to innovation in lead metal technology and is the leader in radio-pharmaceutical containers. The focus of our packaging engineers and radiation physicists is essentially on solidity and porosity-free castings. Our staff assist our customers with the perfect radio-pharmaceutical container design and our quality assurance procedures and on-time delivery performance is second to none.

We are committed to developing our custom products at the standard pricing level. Our design staff helps customers with computer-aided design (CAD) prints and alternative design choices to reduce product weight, improve handling ergonomics and safety and decrease shipping costs. We utilize proprietary technical advancements in casting methods, air purification, metal alloy refinement and we concentrate on making sure that Medi-Ray has the most environmentally friendly facilities and operations. We continue to afford our customers, our community and future generations lead casting products that maximize the safety of our environment while ensuring that our pricing is the most competitive on the market.

Many qualities set Medi-Ray apart from other companies. We combine our metallurgical expertise with radiation physics to produce the safest radiation protection products and services. Our consulting services offer professional training and guidance to personnel involved in the practical applications of radioisotopes, diagnostic radiology and therapeutic radiology. We have been awarded several medical packaging awards for our contribution to the safe transport and clinical handling of radiopharmaceuticals. In June 1993, we were awarded the highest form of supplier recognition for our pursuit of the highest quality and services over the years.

Our staff is comprised of leading professionals in metallurgy, radiation physics and environmental engineering, making our lead products compatible with the current metallurgical and radiation shielding requirements. We also paint our containers, giving our products a smooth and attractive finish. We pride ourselves in being able to efficiently complete every order on time – small or large, from fishing lures to giant aeronautical and marine counterweights.

Whether shielding radioactive material used in nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, or gamma radiation inspection units, Medi-Ray is the best choice for your needs. All of our products and services meet the highest standards and are compatible with the current metallurgical and radiation shielding requirements. Medi-Ray is 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 If you would like additional information, please visit our website. We are committed to offering the highest quality service to all our customers.


Why is Lead the Best Material for Radiation Protection?

One of the most important components of x-ray and radiation treatment is the prevention of harmful rays into surrounding hallways and rooms. Lead prevents the penetration of dangerous rays and is one of the best materials for radiation protection for several reasons, including its:

Density: Lead is denser than other materials, which makes it difficult for radiation to penetrate. The atomic structure in lead is packed more tightly than in other materials. This gives lead a high amount of mass and makes it more difficult for even the tiniest bit of radiation to pass through. Because of its density, lead can be used in various high-energy applications for radiation, including gamma rays, x-rays and other types of nuclear radiation.

Cost-effectiveness: A few materials, such as gold and platinum, have a greater density than lead. However, they are very expensive. Lead is another material that is dense but provides enough protection for lead shielding.

Ease to work with: One of the greatest properties of lead is that it is easy to work with. Lead performs extremely well in all types of shielding applications.

Reputation as a valued and trusted material: Because lead possesses specific characteristics such as its thickness, weight, ease to work with, resistance to radiation damage, shielding permanence and uniformity capacity, it is one of the most valued and trusted of all materials used for shielding.

Medi-RayTM is devoted to innovation in lead metal technology. Whether you are shielding radioactive materials, X-Ray, CT, MRI or PET scanning equipment or the rooms that house them, Medi-RayTM has the shielding components you need such as sheet lead and foils, adhesive backed and coated lead materials, custom components and lead stampings. Call us toll-free at 877-898-3003 or 914-979-2740. You can also email


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

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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 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


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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