Choosing the Right Lead Content and Lead Equivalency for Your Radiation Protection Garment

Choosing the Right Lead Content and Lead Equivalency

When it comes to ordering radiation protection garments from AmRay Medical, making informed choices regarding lead content and lead equivalency is extremely important. Your safety and comfort depend on these selections. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the key considerations and options, ensuring you have all the necessary information to make the right decision.

Understanding Lead Types

AmRay Medical offers a trio of lead types, each tailored to different needs, preferences, and budgets.

Light Lead: If you’re looking for a cost-effective solution, Light Lead might be your go-to choice. Composed of pure lead, it’s the heaviest among the options. It’s ideal for those who don’t require lead garments for extended durations and prioritise affordability.

Light Plus: Light Plus strikes a balance between weight and cost by combining lead with antimony. This blend reduces the garment’s weight while maintaining affordability. It’s a popular choice for individuals who want to lighten the load without breaking the bank.

Supreme Lead-Free: For healthcare professionals who work long hours and prioritise comfort and mobility, Supreme Lead-Free is the ultimate option. As the name suggests, it’s completely devoid of lead, making it the lightest core material available from AmRay.

Choosing the Right Lead Content and Lead Equivalency for Your Radiation Protection Garment


Deciphering Lead Content

AmRay manufactures its radiation protection garments with two lead thicknesses: 0.25mm Pb and 0.35mm Pb. These layers of lead are strategically layered to create various protection options. Understanding how these combinations work is essential for choosing the right level of radiation shielding.

Example: A garment with a lead content of 0.5/0.25 would consist of two layers of 0.25mm Pb in the front and one layer of 0.25mm Pb in the back. It’s crucial to consider the direction of radiation exposure when selecting the ideal combination.

For most healthcare professionals, the primary need is radiation protection from the front. However, AmRay also offers options with the same equivalency both at the front and the back, providing equal protection from all sides. While this option suits a minority, it may not be the best choice for most customers due to the increased weight.

Striking the Right Balance

AmRay Medical and its customers share a common goal: achieving the lightest possible radiation protection garments while maintaining maximum protection. Striking this balance is key.

When you’re placing an order for radiation protection garments, consider factors such as usage duration, budget constraints, and required protection angles. By having a solid grasp of the available lead types and their characteristics, as well as the implications of different lead equivalencies, you’ll be empowered to make an informed choice.

At AmRay Medical, we’re committed to ensuring your safety, comfort, and peace of mind. Selecting the correct lead content and lead equivalency is a vital step towards achieving this goal. Trust in AmRay’s expertise and explore our wide range of options, tailoring your radiation protection garments to your precise needs.

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In conclusion, make safety your priority. Choose wisely, shield effectively, and work confidently, knowing that AmRay Medical has your protection in mind at every step. If you have any questions about your options, please contact AmRay’s sales team who will happily advise on the best option for you.