Explore the Design and Benefits of Modular Fixed X-Ray Screens

Frameless X-ray operator screens from Raybloc (X Ray Protection) Ltd represent the new standard in modern radiation protection solutions. These innovative X-ray control booths are designed to provide optimal protection for healthcare professionals while also offering several key advantages. In this blog, we will delve into the design elements and numerous benefits of our frameless X-ray operator screens, shedding light on why they are becoming the preferred choice in medical facilities around the world.

What is a Modular Design in the Context of X-Ray Screens?

In the context of X ray screens, a modular design refers to a versatile and customisable approach to constructing radiation shielding control booths. Raybloc’s Frameless X-ray operator screens employ a modular design, allowing for easy configuration and adaptation to various healthcare settings. This design concept enables the screens to seamlessly fit into different spaces, making them highly adaptable to the specific needs of each medical facility.

Benefits of Modular Fixed X-ray Protective Screens

The benefits of operator screens are numerous and significant. These screens provide radiation protection to healthcare professionals, eliminating any exposure to harmful X-rays, although this is a necessity for any X-ray control booth. What sets our modular screen apart from a standard screen is its visual aspects; with no overpanel or even a rail across the top of the viewing area, the Frameless Operator Screen is not only aesthetically pleasing but also boasts a modern and comfortable environment for both staff and patients, with the borderless glass blending in seamlessly with the rest of the room.

This significantly reduces the visual barrier between the radiographer and the patient to reduce stress whilst the scan is underway – particularly useful for unfamiliar children and those who struggle with anxiety and uncomfortable environments. Due to the non-obscure nature of the Frameless X-ray Control Booth, they also contribute to improved workflow efficiency and easy maintenance.

How do Modular Designs Promote Sustainability in the Medical Field?

Modular designs play a crucial role in promoting sustainability in the medical field. Raybloc X-ray operator screens are designed with sustainability in mind. Their modular construction allows for easy disassembly and reconfiguration, reducing waste and making it simpler to adapt to evolving healthcare needs. Furthermore, the use of eco-friendly materials and efficient production processes contributes to a more environmentally conscious approach to radiation protection.

The simplistic design of the modular control booth takes into consideration a long lifespan, with a 10-year material and workmanship guarantee from the point of installation. If the screen needs to change in size at any point in these 10 years, only the panel and the respective lead glass pane that needs to change in length to achieve the new size need to be replaced – saving you money long term.

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Key Components of Modular Fixed X-ray Screens

Screen Panels

The screen panels of our frameless X-ray operator screens are made to accommodate lead thicknesses of 2.24mm and 2.65mm (code 5 and code 6) which are the most common shielding requirements within X-ray rooms, depending on the distance from the X-ray machine. These panels are constructed using sustainable and hygienic materials for the effective attenuation of X-rays so that the safety of healthcare professionals and patients is ensured. With zero exposed lead, the external faces of the screen panel can feature any desired colour of plastic laminate to suit the controlled area, with the option to have vinyl graphics; perfect for children’s wards and promoting the facility’s branding or theme.

Framework & Connectors

The framework and connectors of our frameless screens are designed for durability and hygiene. They are easy to assemble, disassemble, and reconfigure as needed, allowing for hassle-free customisation to fit the unique layout of each medical facility, available in a range of angles. The robust satin anodised aluminium framework ensures the stability and longevity of the screens, providing lasting protection.

Panoramic Lead Glass

With a bevelled top edge, the X-ray protective glass that features in our control booths runs straight to the top of the screen, putting the ‘less’ in ‘Frameless X-Ray Screen’. Combined with the smooth aluminium posts and PVC edge of the laminate panel, there is nothing on the market quite like a Raybloc control booth in terms of appearance, infection control, and effective radiation shielding.

Integration with Imaging Systems

Seamless integration with imaging systems is a key feature of our X-ray protection screens. They are designed to accommodate various imaging equipment, ensuring compatibility and ease of use. Since the lead core within the panel is close the the exterior side of the control booth, it means that fixings can be made into the screen panel without compromising the lead shielding. This integration enhances the efficiency of radiological procedures and contributes to better patient care.

Comparing Modular Fixed X-ray Screens with Traditional Fixed Screens

When comparing frameless X-ray operator screens with traditional fixed screens, the advantages of the former become evident. Frameless screens offer superior flexibility, adaptability, and aesthetic appeal compared to traditional fixed screens. Their modular design and advanced materials make them the superior choice for modern healthcare facilities seeking the highest standards of radiation protection.


How do modular X-ray screens enhance patient comfort?

Frameless X-ray operator screens enhance patient comfort by creating a more inviting and modern healthcare environment. Their sleek design and reduced clutter contribute to a calming atmosphere, easing patient anxiety during radiological procedures.

Can modular fixed X-ray screens be customised for specific medical facilities or needs?

Yes, frameless X-ray operator screens are highly customisable. Their modular design allows for easy customisation to fit the unique requirements of each medical facility. Whether it’s adjusting screen sizes or integrating additional features such as colours and vinyl graphics, Raybloc can tailor the screens to meet specific needs. The standard height of our X-ray screens is 2m, but are available at various heights on request.

Are modular fixed X-ray screens cost-effective in the long run?

Frameless X-ray operator screens are cost-effective in the long run due to their durability, adaptability, and reduced maintenance requirements. Their modular design ensures a longer lifespan, and can quickly be disassembled, altered, and reassembled as and when required.

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