Nuclear medicine is an important diagnostic tool in the healthcare industry, and it enables physicians to perform thorough, noninvasive exams. It is also a very effective weapon in cancer treatment. X-Ray and Gamma ray imaging are generally safe for patients, but it can create long-term health risks for technicians who are exposed on a routine basis. That’s why it’s so important to make sure that they’re protected with proper radiation shielding.

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Professionals working in nuclear medicine spend many hours each day in close proximity to machines that emit harmful radiation. Although any given individual exposure may be low, the cumulative effects over time can be lethal without proper protection. Lead lining is used in work aprons and smocks, in radiation shielding doors, door frames, and walls, to create a barrier that will absorb all of the incidental radiation and protect medical professionals.

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