Angiography Room

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Angiography machines are used primarily for imaging of the blood vessels and heart. They use a contrast or "x-ray dye" injected into the patient in order to produce a continuous x-ray of the blood vessels or heart. Angiography machines may be mobile and can be brought into an operating room for real time imaging during a procedure. Angiography rooms require radiation shielded walls, doors, and windows. Since these machines are often used in surgeries, these rooms are typically very large, with an average size of about 24' x 30' and have a large lead lined window with x-ray lead glass.

The shielding requirements of each room and even each wall in a room can change based on the machine, location, how often the machine will be used, and several other factors. The shielding requirements can only be determined by a licensed radiation physicist.

To purchase our lead lined window frame with x-ray lead glass, click this link. The sizes are in stock and typically ship within 3 working days. The glass is factory set into the frame by us before shipping and it usually only takes about 10 minutes for two people to properly install our window frame.