Angiography

This machine produces ‘real time’ (live) x-ray images on monitors within the room whilst certain procedures are carried out. The patient is injected with a dye which enables the machine to produce the images. This type of equipment is generally used for investigating and repairing veins and arteries.

Shielding for an angiography machines is generally around 2mm lead. The Radiation Protection Advisor for the hospital is responsible for advising the actual shielding required and this will depend on a multitude of factors.

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Lead plasterboard

Forms a complete shielded envelope to the room. The shielding usually extends to the full structural height of the room.

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1.5 Lead lined door

A 1.5 leaf door set is usually used for patient entrance. This allows the passage of the patient trolley.

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Single door set

A single door set is required as passage from the scanner room to the control room.

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Viewing window

Shielded frame and lead glass window enables the operator to see procedures from the control room.