Growth of veterinary MRI increase demand for shielding

Envirotect reports an increase in requirements for its radiation and RF shielding products due to the growth of diagnostic imaging services within the veterinary and equine industry. 

Envirotect recently worked on a project at The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Marlow, installing a copper RF shielded cage to house an MRI scanner.  A specially controlled environment needed to be created to ensure the magnet functions as designed.  Envirotect achieved this by forming an electrically sealed six-sided copper RF cage consisting of floor, ceiling, walls, control window and entrance door.

A Code 7 (3.15mm lead equivalent) radiation shielded observation window was also required for the Computed Tomography (CT) room.  Craftsmen manufactured the lead lined frame in their workshop before transporting to site for installation by the Envirotect team.   

The Ralph is very much a passion- and vision-driven hospital founded on a strong organisational culture and authentic core values.   Hospital founder Shailen Jasani, a Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care specialist, helped to treat an adorable rescue cat called Ralph, after he had been hit by a car. Ralph shared a home with Shailen for two years before sadly passing away.

Shailen embarked on his journey to set up a new and very special veterinary referral centre, it felt only right that as a lasting tribute to the wonderful Ralph, the hospital be named in his honour.

Shailen’s vision is now a reality and Envirotect was enthralled to be part of such an interesting journey.

Envirotect have an extensive range of affordable radiation shielding products and have been working within the veterinary sector for many years.  Lead lined door sets incorporate a lead core throughout the frame, door, stops and architraves.  Doors can be supplied primed, veneered or with a wipe clean laminate.  Vision panels can be incorporated as required and come in various sizes.  Door Upgrades, also known as Door Skins, are available and is a cost effective option allowing veterinarians to upgrade existing doors with lead protection.  Large radiation shielded doors for equestrian facilities can also be manufactured.