For x-ray radiation shielding applications, lead drywall is often used as lead is considered to be a dominant material and such shields can be obtained from Lead Glass Pro. Generally, lead and a few of its alloys are the most cost-effective radiation material for shielding and can protect against the adverse effects of x-rays and gamma rays.
Various properties of lead as a shielding material can be an excellent choice due to its density, high level of stability, high flexibility for different application, high atomic number, and its availability.
When you need protection then you should not consider how much experience people have or how skilled the technicians are, as protection is needed for any condition. Lead Glass Pro has been supplying good quality lead sheetrock and is capable to supply shielding as per customer specification.
Before the construction of the x-ray rooms, it is necessary to plan its layout properly so that you can design a suitable layout for x-ray room walls while working with lead shielding of the walls of the x-ray room.
While you are planning any radiation facility, then you must incorporate the following few features that are very important:
1. Location of your x-ray installation
It must be located in a place that is far away from those areas where general traffic and occupancy is very high e.g. pediatrics wards and maternity.
The room layout will be such that your number of entry doors to the x-ray area must be minimum.
3. Room size
Rooms must have enough space to allow any installation and servicing works of any equipment conveniently and safety for servicing personal or operator and also be convenient to patients.
4. Equipment layout
Install the x-ray equipment so that during its normal use, no useful beam should be directed towards the control panel, windows, doors, or any areas of very high occupancy.
5. Control panel
For those diagnostic x-ray equipment that operates below 125 kV, its control panel must be located further away from the primary beam that is inside a stationary or mobile protective lead barrier.
6. Waiting area
To avoid any patient crowding or relatives near the entry door, provide a waiting area outside or adjacent to your x-ray room.
7. Poster and warning light
Display a warning sign e.g. red light outside your x-ray room and it must be kept “ON” while the x-ray equipment remains energized to prevent any entry of the patient or any person. Also, a warning poster must be put outside your diagnostic room.
Proper structural shielding must be provided to protect workers who may be occupationally exposed to any radiation.
9. Opening and ventilation
In case any ventilation is needed, natural light is necessary or any exhaust fan is required then it must be located at a height that should not be less than 2.0 meters from your finished floor level outside your x-ray room.
X-ray rooms may be frequently used in many hospitals and diagnostic centers, where there can be many patients crowding at times. Hence, it is extremely important to plan its layout very carefully to avoid any radiation.