Lead aprons for x-rays please help?

Answer Wow. First off, X-Rays are the radiation they don't contain radiation. Second, the lead apron doesn't protect the thyroid unless the apron is around your neck. X-Rays don't "like to hang around in ... Read More »

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How to Recycle Lead Radiology Aprons?

Lead aprons protect patient organs and glands during exposure to medical radiation such as X-Rays. Under OSHA regulations, each organization must regularly inspect their lead aprons for cracks and ... Read More »

Is there mandatory safety testing for lead aprons?

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) requires its members to inspect lead aprons and other medical equipment. The commission leaves it up to the individual ... Read More »

Is a lead vest required for dental x rays?

Many states require dental patients to wear a lead shield--usually not a vest, but a full-body apron--to minimize exposure to radiation, even though stray radiation from modern X-ray machines is e... Read More »

Is a lead vest required for dental X-rays?

Dentists often choose to drape patients undergoing an X-ray with a lead-lined vest. The purpose of this vest is to deflect X-rays, which can be deadly in high doses or in repeated small doses. This... Read More »