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Lead Lining: Is It Required For My X-Ray Room?

Considering lead lining for your imaging modalities is always a crucial part of the purchasing process. Any system that produces radiation – rad or R/F rooms, c-arms, x-rays, CT systems – will need lead lining consideration from you and your team. Several factors dictate whether you’ll need lead lining or not, so let’s take a look.

Since requirements for lead shielding vary from state to state, you will need to call your state’s specific agency held responsible for lead shielding and ask some questions. A potentially confusing aspect is that each state uses different agencies for lead shielding rules. In some states, this means lead shielding will be handled in a radiology health division of an environmental agency, possibly a Department of Health, or even an entirely separate radiology department. It’s best to go to your state’s specific official website for information, to find the direct number or agency of the department you need to speak to.

Below are some questions you’ll want to answer and have handy when making your phone call. It’s always best to be prepared!

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