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TRANSPARENCY IN RADIATION PROTECTION

REAL TESTING. REAL RESULT. REAL WEIGHT. REAL PROTECTION

For over 30 years Infab has been a leader in providing our customers with new and innovative products to protect against harmful radiation. In 2017 we embark on our next industry changing path, Transparency in Radiation Protection. We believe our customers have the right to be educated about exactly what is in their radiation protection aprons. We have adopted a simple 3 Core Material line, KIARMOR Lead Free, KIARMOR Low Lead and LEAD. A simple glance through our core material section will allow customers to easily select the core material best for them. Every core material option has it’s attenuation between 50 and 110 kVp as well as an example of the weight.

 

Infab has put countless hours into researching and finding the best materials to keep customers safe, which is why we urge you to always ask for testing results as NO APRON lighter than an Infab KIARMOR apron can pass all international protection standards.

KIARMOR Lead-Free is the lightest weight protection offered. It is the only leadfree material that passes all 3 universally recognized testing procedures: ASTM F3094-14, IEC 61331- 1:2014, DIN 6857-1

Sb
Antimony
51 (low atomic weight element)
Bi
Bismuth
83 (High atomic weight element)

KIARMOR Low-Lead passes all 3 universally recognized testing procedures: ASTM F3094-14, IEC 61331-1:2014, DIN 6857-1

Sb
Antimony
51 (low atomic weight element)
Bi
Bismuth
83 (High atomic weight element)

SCATTER RADIATION
Scatter Radiation is a type of secondary radiation that occurs when the useful beam intercepts any object, causing some xrays to be scattered. During an x-ray or fluoroscopic exam the patient is the most significant source of scatter radiation. Most of a technologist’s occupational exposure comes from scatter radiation; therefore using safety measures against scatter radiation will effectively lower a technologist’s occupational exposure.
 

ABSORBED DOSE
All X-Ray procedures expose people to a quantity of radiation. Absorbed dose describes the measure of ionizing radiation that remains in the body or organs.

 

A 0.25 mm Pb Apron allows approximately 10% penetration of source radiation (90% attenuation).

At 0.5 mm Pb this becomes 3% (97% attenuation).The difference is five times - or 500%.

 

KIARMOR Lead-Free’s ultra-lightweight, Lead-free composition lets medical personnel work longer, with the highest level of protection at a reduced apron weight.

Actual testing results for KiArmor Bi-Layor
by an approved testing facility