It has long been known that radiation exposure can cause health problems. X-rays are a type of radiation that is used to diagnose and treat medical conditions, and as such, they pose a risk to patients and staff members who are exposed to them. To mitigate these risks, hospitals and imaging centers install x-ray rooms with lead-lined window frames and leaded x-ray glass. This article will review the product and talk about the benefits of using lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass in x-ray rooms.
Lead Lined Frame with X-Ray Glass Windows
Lead-lined window frames are a metal frame that has been lined with lead. The lead lining protects against radiation by absorbing and deflecting it. Lead is an effective material for this purpose because it is dense and does not allow radiation to pass through it. Lead-lined window frames are typically used in x-ray rooms, where they are placed between the x-ray source and the patient or staff member. This way, the lead absorbs the radiation before it can reach the person.
Leaded x-ray glass is another product that is used in x-ray rooms. It is glass with a high lead and barium content. This makes the glass effective at absorbing radiation. Like lead-lined window frames, leaded x-ray glass is placed between the x-ray source and the patient or staff member.
Both lead-lined window frames and leaded x-ray glass are effective at mitigating radiation exposure. They are often used in combination with each other to provide the best possible protection. When used together, these products can significantly eliminate radiation that a person would be exposed to.
The dimensions of lead-lined window frames vary, but they typically fit any wall thickness between 4.25-inches and 8-inches. Your rough opening size will be 1-inch over the order size (ex: 24" x 24" will have a 25" x 25" rough opening). Your visible glass size will be approximately 1-1/4-inches under the order size (ex: 24" x 24" will have a 22-3/4" x 22-3/4" visible glass size).
Lead-lined window frames are available with x-ray safety glass in compliance with ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201 CAT I for impact resistance. This means that they are certified to meet the highest standards for safety, making them the safe choice when installed near doors in x-ray rooms.
What Are the Benefits of Using Lead-Lined Window Frames with Leaded X-Ray Glass?
There are several benefits to using lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass in x-ray rooms.
- Lead-lined window frames help to protect patients and staff members from radiation exposure.
- Lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass can also help to reduce noise levels in x-ray rooms.
- Lead-lined window frames are also available as fire rated assemblies, which can help to protect patients and staff members in the event of a fire.
- Finally, lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass can help to improve the overall appearance of x-ray rooms.
If you are looking for a way to reduce the amount of radiation exposure in your x-ray room, consider using lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass. These products are effective at reducing radiation exposure and can help to keep your staff and patients safe.
Lead-lined window frames are easy to install. The first step is to measure the wall thickness. This will determine the size of the lead-lined window frame that you need to order. Lead-lined window frames are available in a variety of sizes to fit any wall thickness.
Next, cut the rough opening in the drywall. The rough opening should be 1-inch over the order size. For example, if you are ordering a 24" x 24" lead-lined window frame, the rough opening should be 25" x 25".
Once the rough opening has been cut, put the lead-lined window frame in place. The two halves of the frame will fit together snugly. Once the frame is in place, screw through the two halves of the frame and into the studs.
Lead-lined window frames with leaded x-ray glass are easy to install and provide a high level of protection from radiation exposure. By following these simple instructions, you can ensure that your x-ray room is safe for both patients and staff members.
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