X-rays use ionizing radiation, which is harmful to living tissue in high doses. Lead is a material that effectively blocks this type of radiation, so lining the walls of an x-ray room with lead minimizes the amount of radiation that escapes the room.
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Gypsum drywall panels are pressure laminated with permanent adhesive to unpierced sheet lead and arranged to provide effective lead shielding through all joints. Gypsum board panels are secured to studs with drywall screws. Leaded drywall panels will be greater than or equal to the attenuation level specified by the physicist. Leaded dry wall sizes are typically on 5/8” thick or ½” thick 4’ x 8’, 4’x9’ or 4’x10’ sheetrock gypsum wallboard with 49” wide sheet lead rolled up to 7’ or 8’ high. Some typical lead thicknesses are:
There are many considerations when it comes to purchasing a digital x-ray system for your practice such as what kind of table you will need, whether to purchase a new or used system, and what type of DR panel is best suited to your needs. There are also financial options to consider, such as whether or not to finance or lease the machine. Let’s explore some of these options in more detail.
When it comes to x-ray rooms, compliance is key. The good news is that by following a few simple steps, you too can create a workable and compliant x-ray room for your practice.
When a customer begins purchasing x-ray equipment, there's a lot of different things that need to be done to the room to make it x-ray ready. We provide customers with an equipment room drawing, which is essentially architectural plans which outlines where the equipment needs to be, where the electrical needs to be installed, where internet needs to be installed, as well as the orientation of the room.
X-ray machines are used in many industries, but the high levels of radiation they emit mean that shielding is necessary for anyone who might be exposed to them. Lead is used to line the walls, doors, windows and even ceilings and floors of x-ray rooms as it absorbs radiation. In this blog post we will discuss the lead shielding materials required in an x-ray room and where you can buy them.
This article will cover how to install a 14 x 17 DR panel into a Chiropractic X-ray room.
The rapid advancement of digital technology has impacted all of our lives in some way, and it’s no different in a chiropractic setting. The development of technologies including Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) has helped transform how healthcare organizations operate.
PACS has proven itself to be a crucial tool for chiropractors, radiologists, and physicians alike, by allowing them to quickly and easily share digital diagnostic images. Along with being an invaluable technology in it’s own right, PACS is now evolving to be a cloud-based solution. This shift to cloud-based systems provides chiropractors with a wide range of benefits, some of which we’ve outlined below.
The very first step is to decide what type of equipment your practice will need and select a room that is appropriate for the x-ray equipment. Site planning requirements may vary by state, so please contact a sales representative at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific details. You may contact a Maven Imaging representative directly at 800-949-8015.