How to choose the protective clothing?

How to choose the protective clothing that suits you is a science. We have summarized 7 key points to teach you how to choose the protective clothing that suits you. These 7 key points are


Protective function

2. (Re mention) protection function


4. Ergonomic design

5. Model size


7. Service life


So, let's analyze the cause of each point carefully:


Protective function

Protective function is the first important indicator of protective clothing. Good protective clothing should follow the ALARA principle, which is to minimize the doses as low as reasonable achievable. For medical personnel, wearing protective clothing not exceeding 0.50mmPb lead equivalent is the best choice. If you wear more than

0.50mmPb protective clothing will only make the human body bear unnecessary weight.


2. (Re mention) protection function

The protective function is so important that it appears here twice. The requirements of international regulations are that protective clothing must cover the body from the neck to below the knee (up to 10cm below the knee), because bone marrow is generated at the knee joint. Frontal overlap of protective clothing is one of the effective methods to reduce weight (but must conform to the human anatomy design): it must be evenly covered from both sides of the chest to effectively protect internal organs such as the chest, lungs, liver and spleen.



Good protection function, and light weight protective clothing is the best choice (high-quality micro-lead or lead-free protective clothing can meet this requirement), high-quality lead-free protective clothing can provide 0.50mmPb protection, and the weight is about 5kg .


4. Choose the right material

Learn to use protective clothing with different materials under different conditions. Microlead and lead-free protective clothing can be used in the catheterization room or general radiology department, and they perform very well. The radiation in the CT room is higher than in the catheter room, so it is best to use leaded protective clothing. Nuclear medicine has the highest radiation, so it is best to use traditional lead clothing.


5. Ergonomic design

The gap between the rough design of protective clothing and the ergonomically designed protective clothing is huge! Good design can minimize the damage to the human body caused by weight. Poor design may weaken the protective function of the protective clothing.


6. Model size

The wrong size will cause insufficient protection for the user, or add unnecessary load to the wearer. The size of the fit may be too long or too short. If it is too short, important organs may be exposed to radiation, and if it is too small, it may cause unsightly wear and cause leakage. If the size is too large and heavy, long-term wear will damage the health of the user's stigma.


7. Service life

Protective clothing is not a disposable product, and purchasing protective clothing is an investment. The service life of protective clothing is related to many factors, such as the quality of the inner material, the quality of the outer material, or the waterproofness of the outer material. The most important thing is the correct method of use: protective clothing is not easy to fold or squeeze, can not be exposed to high temperatures, special hangers are required when hanging, and the correct hanging, must be dedicated. If used improperly, dangerous situations can occur, such as the inner material being damaged and not visible from the outside. Leakage generated in this way cannot be detected by a radiometer.

Post time: 2020-04-02

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