Scatter radiation is the leading cause of exposure for medical staff during fluoroscopic procedures. Chronic exposure to low-dose radiation confers a trivial risk of stochastic effects, including malignant disease, skin burns, hair loss, reproductive organ damage, skin damage, or eye problems.
Recently the International Commission on Radiological Protection documented that the equivalent dose limit for the lens of the eye should be decreased from 150 to 20 mSv per year, averaged over 5 years, with no year’s dose surpassing 50 mSv, and this mandates the usage of Kiran RadShield or Radiation Protection Drapes. According to the latest findings, in cardiac and other surgical interventions, the use of sterile disposable radiation-absorbing surgical drapes lowers the radiation exposure of the medical staff, from 23% to 80%. RadShield radiation protection drapes are designed to protect at the procedure site, acting as a radiation shield where scatter radiation is most prevalent. These are sterile, disposable, and lead-free.
In the present healthcare system, there is an increasing demand for interventional endovascular procedures with fluoroscopy and the corresponding high annual dose for interventionists, making dose-protecting criteria alluring. Kiran RadShield is used in thousands of hospitals and surgical settings on a daily basis worldwide. According to the European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, using the disposable radiation-absorbing surgical drapes has resulted in doses radiating up to 55%, as reckoned in the hand and chest of the interventionists and the chest of the theatre nurse.
RadShield Inevitable Solution Minimize Cumulative Radiation Exposure
Kiran RadShield is an inevitable solution that is specially designed to minimize cumulative radiation exposure. Various health hazards are faced by interventionists due to a lack of proper protection against scattered radiation like genetic mutation, bone marrow damage, acute radiation syndrome, lung cancer, burns, fibrosis, leukemia, hair loss, cataract, and brain tumor. These shields when placed on the patient’s body during surgery they are very much effective in blocking the scattered radiation, ensuring the safety of the surgeon.
Kiran RadShield because of its outstanding characteristics is popularly used in general and interventional procedures and made from a proprietary mix of lead-free elements, helps protect the doctor, and the staff from X-ray scatter radiation and provides a sterile surgical barrier to the patient. It helps in preventing cancer risks and radiation damage, and this state-of-the-art radiation protection shield is used by physicians and cath lab personnel during fluoro-guided procedures and protects them from the harmful effects of ionizing x-radiation.
How Does Kiran RadShield Works?
Many cardiologists and interventional radiologists are likely to become exposed to ionizing scatter radiation during their procedure and this could impact their health. The cumulated level of exposure is measured in a dosimeter. Using efficient radiation protection devices can decrease the risk and increase the operational capacity of the doctors and staff. RadShield is a small drape used in operating or the incision area and protects the surgeon from scattered radiation.
The outer layer of the RadShield is having absorbent pulp air laid on absorbent fabric. The middle layer consists of lead equivalent material (it is free from lead).
Why Choose Kiran RadShield?
- Sterile packed
- Consists of absorbent covering
- Demonstrated efficacy
- Best in quality & Cost-effective
- Quick and easy to use
- Offer effective protection from scattered radiation
- Made of light & flexible material and this will not cause any inconvenience to the surgeon.
If RadShield is not used the ionizing scatter radiation goes through the patient to the image intensifier of the fluoroscope. As not all radiation goes to the image intensifier, some will reach the surgeon and staff.
While using RadShield will decrease, the level of scattered radiation and this will reduce the radiation exposure to the surgeon.
Kiran RadShield Available Across The World
Kiran offers RadShield across the globe with configurations for all types of intervention procedures
- Cardiac cath
- Interventional radiology
- Vascular surgery
- Pacemaker/ICD implants, and many more.