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Does My C-Arm Require Lead Shielding?

Posted by Chris Sharrock

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Aug 1, 2018 10:39:00 AM

C-Arm ShieldingPeople frequently ask us what, if any, requirements have been set for X-ray shielding in rooms where C-arms are in use. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to the question.

Regulations for shielding during C-arm use vary across a number of factors, including site location, location of the C-arm within the site, and the type of usage the C-arm will see. Some states don't require any shielding at all, but have other requirements that must be met. Take Texas, for instance: a C-arm doesn't need to be shielded, but its dose must be monitored for a year after installation. Other states, like Ohio, require a physicist to visit your site and advise specific shielding measures for your individual building.

Because there are no across-the-board regulations for C-arm shielding, we put together a few "rule of thumb" recommendations for new C-arm owners in the short video below.

Tips for C-Arm Radiation Shielding

 

List of State Radiological and Health Department Links

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C-ArmThis is just one of the many C-arm articles we have for you. If you want to keep reading about systems, parts, service, and news, click here to see the complete list of content for this topic.

 

                                     

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