12 Jul ICRP Publication 139: Occupational Radiological Protection Citations
Six out of seven citations on disposable drapes from ICRP Publication 139: Occupational Radiological Protection are studies on RADPAD®. The proof is in the pudding.
“Lightweight disposable lead-free drapes or pads containing tungsten/antimony or bismuth can be placed outside the field of the primary beam to reduce scattered radiation levels (King et al., 2002; Dromi et al., 2006; Thornton et al., 2010; Politi et al., 2012; Ordiales et al., 2015; Martin, 2016).”
“They are placed in position after the operative site has been prepared, outside the field of the x-ray beam. This type of protection should be considered for procedures where the operator needs to be very close to the irradiated volume of the patient. These drapes protect the head, hands, and upper body and have been shown to reduce dose to the eye by a factor of 5–25 (Thornton et al., 2010).”
“Disposable drapes can achieve a substantial reduction of operator exposure, especially when a ceiling-mounted upper body shield cannot be used effectively (Fetterly et al., 2017).”
Our product is tested at every beam-quality across the diagnostic range and has gone through dozens of design and composition improvements, since we invented radiation attenuating pads/drapes.
ICRP Publication 139: Occupational Radiological Protection in Interventional Procedures
First Published March 13, 2018 Research Article Find in PubMed