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.