CT (Computer Tomography) Room

The CT scanner is used for taking digital images of the body. Modern machines can collect a vast amount of information which can enable the radiographer to create images (slices) at almost any angle through the body. CT scans can take whole body scans and are particularly useful for looking at the bowel and liver.

Shielding for a CT scanner is typically 2 – 2.5mm 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.