[ RadSafe ] Update on lead aprons in nuclear medicine

Hans J Wiegert hjwiegert at gmail.com
Mon Aug 25 15:51:26 CDT 2014


You may want to check with this company for mote information. They applied
for approval by the South Caroline Department of Health and Environmental
Control (DHEC).

This is a bit outside of my expertise, but maybe others on this forum can
comment and/or advise.

Best Regards,


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Sunday - so you are not late for church!*

On Wed, Aug 20, 2014 at 8:16 AM, Ålund Maria <ki0alma at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I am wondering if the lead aprons has ben improved for nuclear medicine
> workers the latest years. I read a question dated from 1997, *Lead aprons
> in nuclear medicine,*
> (*http://health.phys.iit.edu/extended_archive/9703/msg00011.html
> <http://health.phys.iit.edu/extended_archive/9703/msg00011.html>) *that
> stated that lead aprons suitable for x-rays is not necessarily enough
> shield to be used for gamma rays. Are the composite aprons that weight less
> equal as good as a conventional lead apron nowadays? And which thickness
> should then be used? The aprons that are being used at my workplace is made
> of the composite material and has the thickness of 0.25 and 0.35mm. The
> radiophysics says that this is enough.
> Thanks for your help.
> Maria Ålund
> Biomedical scientist, Sweden
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