Frequent exposure to scattered radiation while performing medical surgeries or procedures or undergoing radiation therapy can lead to significant health issues with a long-lasting impact. The side effects of radiation include acute skin allergies, radiation burns, hair loss, damage of the DNA cells, thyroid malfunction, and more. To prevent radiation from having adverse effects on the body it is necessary to wear proper and clean aprons, gear, and other accessories to stay safe and sound.
Perks of Wearing Radiation Protection Aprons:
Radiation protection aprons play a crucial role in protecting doctors, patients, and other healthcare professionals from exposure to X-rays and other radioactive admissions from various imaging equipment. Well-fitted radiation protection aprons guard the whole body effectively when stored, maintained, and cleaned properly. They are ideal for interventional cardiology, urology, and radiology.
How to keep the aprons safe?
The life of radiation protection aprons can be prolonged with premium storage, proper maintenance, and periodic tests. The aprons must be cleaned regularly with a cold damp cloth and mild detergent, if required. They should never be soaked or immersed in water to maintain the quality and integrity of the material.
The cleaning solution, scrubbles can be used to get rid of blood, barium, and other stains associated with radiology. Other cleaners like Hydrogen Peroxide can help in disinfecting and killing microorganisms in the lead aprons.
The aprons must not be creased or folded as the chances of the protective layer getting cracked are high. They should be hung on hangers or stored flat. Periodic testing of the apron for holes or damages is highly recommended to ensure that the apron is perfect for usage.
Trivitron Healthcare’s Radiation Protection Aprons
Kiran’s wide range of radiation protection aprons is made from proprietary materials and is carefully designed for specialized purposes.
Coat Apron with Front Snap Lock
This apron’s special features enable maximum protection from ionizing radiations in cath labs and during interventional radiology procedures. The shoulders are padded to reduce stress on the area and distribute weight equally.
Dental aprons provide complete protection from dental X-rays. The apron covers sensitive areas like the neck and thyroid besides draping the upper part of the body.
Double-Sided Apron – Maxima
As the name suggests, this apron offers comprehensive protection to either side of the body. The wide adjustable belt reduces the stress on the back and the shoulders and the side slit fastener helps in preventing accidental radiation exposure. These aprons can be worn for long hours without discomfort.
Skirt and Vest – Optima
The skirt and vest aprons come with adjustable velcro panels for a snug fit. The vest overlaps up to 15 cm for optimum protection and the overlapping skirt provides lower body protection. The apron enables equal weight distribution on the waist and shoulders to prevent fatigue.
The aprons come in an array of colours and sizes, suitable for both adults and kids. They can also be customized with name tags and embroidery on the pockets. They are odour-free, lightweight, and provide ultimate comfort.