Lead is essential to safe, effective and sustainable medical imaging
Medical imaging has revolutionised the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions from broken bones to cancer treatment. Millions of X-ray scans are taken daily in hospitals and clinics around the word and as access to healthcare improves globally, these numbers are set to increase. Although critical, the radiation used in these procedures can be hugely damaging, with medical facilities strictly regulated to ensure that radiation exposure is minimised for patients and staff alike. Lead-based radiation shielding is currently the most effective and cost-efficient way to safeguard the use of medical imaging today.
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