While the field of radiology is responsible for significant medical advancements, it's not without its risks. X-Ray protection is highly recommended for any individual who may be exposed. Both patients and staff involved in imaging may be exposed to radiation that penetrates the body and is partially absorbed by bones, organs, and tissue. Although the level of risk for each individual x-ray is negligible, high doses of radiation have been linked to certain health issues. Proper use of radiation protection, such as lead aprons, can offset this increased risk, which may be a cause for concern among those who are exposed to x-ray technology on a frequent basis, such as radiology technicians.
There are several radiation protection products on the market that can help to shield the body from a majority of the electromagnetic waves that are emitted by x-rays. At Universal Medical, you'll find a wide variety of x-ray protection products to minimize the risk. Our radiation protective apparel is utilized by hospitals, imaging clinics, radioisotope research facilities, and other places where potentially harmful levels of radiation are produced.
- We offer all-purpose lead protection, choose from a variety of colors and styles. Our radiation protective apparel is designed to be easily donned and removed. For space-efficient storage, our lead apron racks and hangers are sturdily constructed in a variety of styles, from rolling mobile models to wall-mounted hooks.
- Protect your hands from radiation exposure during fluoroscopy procedures with our radiation-resistant surgical gloves. Our lead lined gloves provide .5mm Lead Pb protection and are latex-free, making them a prime choice for those with sensitive skin or allergies. Several different styles are available to accommodate varying types of procedures.
- Many individuals as well as unique medical practices use our radiation protection solutions. Shield the delicate eye area during x-ray procedures with our lead glasses and lead masks. For dental offices, we offer dental lead aprons for adults, children, and technicians.
- We offer all the radiation shielding needed to protect the entire body, including the chest, throat, spine, and gonads. Available for personnel and patients of all sizes, our radiation protection products can be customized to your protection needs.