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Exploring Radiation Protection X Ray Safety Glasses vs. Radiation Shielding Glass

Exploring Radiation Protection: X Ray Safety Glasses vs Radiation Shielding Glass

Radiation protection is essential in environments where X-ray exposure is a concern, such as medical, dental, veterinary, and industrial settings. Understanding...

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Radiation Protection and Safety in Industrial Radiography

Radiation Protection and Safety in Industrial Radiography

Industrial radiography is used extensively in various sectors to ensure the integrity and safety of materials and structures. Utilising X-rays and gamma rays, t...

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C-Arm Fluoroscopy Radiation Exposure & The Need for Protection

C-Arm Fluoroscopy Radiation Exposure & The Need for Protection

In the realm of medical imaging, C-arm fluoroscopy radiation stands out as a crucial tool for real-time imaging during various diagnostic and therapeutic proced...

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CBCT Radiation Protection – Optimising Radiological Protection in Dental Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has revolutionised dental imaging, providing a detailed, three-dimensional view of the dental anatomy. This blog delves int...

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What is The Difference Between a Lead Lined Doorset vs Radiation Protective Doorset?

In environments where radiation is used for diagnostic or treatment purposes, the difference between a standard lead-lined doorset and a specialised radiation p...

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Exploring the Benefits of RF Shielding Materials in MRI Imaging Rooms

In the specialised realm of medical imaging, particularly in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) facilities, the challenge of radio frequency interference (RFI) is...

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Comparing Radiation Shielding Doorsets: Lead-Lined Metal Doors vs. Lead-Lined Wood Doors

Considerations for Radiation Shielding X-Ray Doors When selecting radiation shielding doors, it's essential to consider factors like the level of radiation pro...

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The Crucial Role of Lead Density for Radiation Shielding Glass

In the world of radiation protection, the density of lead plays a pivotal role, particularly in the manufacturing of shielding glass. As a key material in the d...

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Radiation Shielding Considerations To Make When Installing Lead Shielding Products

Implementing radiation shielding in environments where ionising radiation is present is crucial to ensure the safety and health of workers and the public. This ...

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Radiation Protection and Aesthetics: What Finishes Can I Have On My X-Ray Door Set?

In the realm of radiation protection, the confluence of safety and design aesthetics plays a pivotal role in the creation of environments that are both secure a...

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What is The Price of an Operator X-Ray Screen for Radiation Shielding?

In the world of medical diagnostics and therapeutic interventions, X-ray technology stands as a cornerstone, enabling professionals to peer inside the body with...

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The Price of Radiation Protection: What Is The Cost of Lead Lined Door Set?

When considering the installation of a lead-lined doorset for a controlled area, whether that be for an X-ray room, PETCT room or a veterinary clinic, understan...

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Radiation Sickness

Understanding Radiation Sickness: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Acute Radiation Syndrome

Radiation sickness, also known as acute radiation syndrome (ARS), is a serious condition resulting from a high dose of ionising radiation in a short period of t...

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Understanding Dental X-Rays: Types, Uses, and Safety Precautions

Understanding Dental X Rays: Types, Uses, and Safety Precautions

Dental X-rays stand as a cornerstone in modern dentistry, offering unparalleled insights into oral health. They are instrumental in diagnosing and treating dent...

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Background Radiation

Background Radiation: A Critical Look at Its Cosmic and Natural Form

Background radiation is a natural and ever-present phenomenon in our environment, emanating from various natural and artificial sources. Understanding what back...

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Ultrasound, MRI and CT Scan – What’s The Difference?

Ultrasound, MRI and CT Scan – What’s The Difference?

In medical imaging, several types of technology are commonly used to diagnose and monitor various health conditions. Among these, Ultrasound, MRI (Magnetic Res...

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Understanding the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Health and Safety

In an era where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, understanding the fundamentals and implications of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) has never been ...

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X-Rays vs UV Rays: Understanding the Difference Between X-Ray and Ultraviolet Radiation

Welcome to our comprehensive guide exploring the intriguing differences between X-rays and UV (ultraviolet) rays. These two forms of electromagnetic radiation, ...

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Ensuring Safety: Testing Lead Lined Door Sets for X-Ray Radiation Leakage

In the realm of radiation protection, ensuring the integrity of lead lined doorsets in X-ray rooms is paramount. These specialised doors are crucial in preventi...

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Lead Lined Door Sets: Installation Challenges and Solutions

In the world of radiation protection, particularly within healthcare and diagnostic imaging sectors, the installation of lead-lined door sets is a critical step...

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Mobile X-Ray Protective Screens: Ensuring Optimal Mobile Radiation Shielding and Effectiveness

In the realm of radiological safety, the importance of effective radiation shielding cannot be overstated. Mobile X-ray screens play a pivotal role in this cont...

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Mastering the Essentials of X-Ray Operator Training for Optimal Safety and Efficiency

In the highly specialised and ever-evolving field of X-ray operation, comprehensive training is crucial as X-ray technology spans various sectors including medi...

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Lead Chevron Bricks: Radiation Shielding in Critical Areas

When constructing environments where ionising radiation is present, the paramount concern is to shield personnel and the public from exposure. For areas that co...

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Radiation Protective Lead Glass: Balancing Safety and Aesthetics

Ensuring the safety of medical professionals and patients in environments where X-ray equipment is used is paramount. Equally important is maintaining a workspa...

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Chevron Bricks

Heavy Duty Radiation Shielding: Innovative Uses of Interlocking Lead Chevron Bricks

Lead has long been recognised for its ability to offer robust radiation shielding. As the demands of our technologically advanced world increase, shielding is r...

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Safety First: Effective Interaction with Radiation Protection Shields in X-Ray Environments

In the constantly evolving field of medical imaging, the miraculous ability to peek inside the human body using X-rays has transformed healthcare. However, wit...

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Modular Fixed Operator X-Ray Protective Screens: How Control Booths Impact X-Ray Imaging Procedures

In healthcare, radiation protection is non-negotiable. Modular fixed X-ray screens are pivotal in ensuring the safety of healthcare professionals and patients. ...

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X-Ray Protective Screens: Exploring the Advancements in Mobile X-Ray Screens and Radiation Shielding

In recent years, the field of radiation shielding has witnessed remarkable advancements, particularly in the design and functionality of mobile X ray screens. T...

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Exploring Raybloc (X-Ray Protection) Innovation: The Role of Flush Mounted Door Warning Lights in Ensuring X-Ray Room Safety

In the world of radiology and X-ray protection, every detail matters when it comes to ensuring the safety of both patients and healthcare professionals. One cru...

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X-Ray Protective Lead Lined Viewing Windows: Construction and Safety Standards for Lead Glass Window X-Ray Radiation Protection

Lead-lined internal screens play a pivotal role in both medical and industrial settings, providing a crucial barrier against harmful ionising radiation. These w...

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Unlocking the Art of Dose Reduction: Strategies for X-Ray and CT Radiation Dose Optimization

In today's healthcare landscape, where medical diagnostics and imaging are indispensable, radiation dose optimisation takes centre stage. Ensuring the safety of...

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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...

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Lead Lined Drywall (Sheetrock) for Enhanced Radiation Shielding

In the realm of modern medical facilities and radiology, prioritising safety through effective radiation shielding is paramount. This is precisely where the re...

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High Energy Radiation: What Stops Gamma Rays?

Gamma rays are a form of high-energy radiation that can penetrate deep into materials and pose potential health risks. When dealing with ionising radiation shie...

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From X-Rays to Reactors: A Journey into the World of Nuclear Radiation

In this article, we will explore the various aspects of ionizing radiation, from its medical applications to its role in energy production. Join us as we delve...

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Changing the Game: Raybloc’s Exclusive New Feature for Lead-lined PVC Encapsulated Door Sets

What are PVC Encapsulated Door Sets? If you require a radiation-protective door set that is bash-resistant, easily wipe-cleanable, and pleasing to the eye, lo...

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Core Values

Five Engaging Company Core Values that Drive the Raybloc Team, and How Stakeholders Are Affected Raybloc was founded in 1999 by Sean Haydon and Leonard Street;...

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A Medical Supplier’s Guide For X-ray Protection Equipment

The amount of radiation shielding must meet regulations for patient and staff safety. Discover our medical supplier list of X-ray equipment and accessories to s...

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Lead Codes – Get to Know the Codes and Equivalences

Why Do We Use Lead? Depending on the application, the radiation source's output, and the environment's layout, an energy-attenuating material will be required ...

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What is a radiation protection advisor - Raybloc X-Ray Protection

Everything you Need to Know About a Radiation Protection Advisor

What is a Radiation Protection Advisor (RPA) and How Can Their Guidance Significantly Impact the Running of Your Radiology Department? The radiation shielding ...

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Ionising Radiation and You – What is Ionising Radiation?

What is Ionising Radiation? The term radiation is passed around frequently in our day-to-day lives. The definition of radiation is the emission of energy in th...

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Raybloc’s 2023 New Year Resolutions… and what it means for you!

The festive period has ended, and with it comes a bright shiny new year! As we turn to this new chapter, people look to make changes for the better moving forwa...

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Plasterboard vs plywood: Which is the best radiation protection material?

Lead-Lined Drywall vs Plywood: Should I use Plywood or Plasterboard for my Radiation Protection Project? When it comes to lead lining a room, most of our new c...

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5 Issues People Face with Radiation Protection

When we’re dealing with radiation shielding, we’re dealing with people’s lives. Getting this right is imperative for the safety of the patients and practi...

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Viewing Windows vs X-ray Screens. What’s the difference?

When it comes to being protected from radiation where visibility to the radiation source is still necessary, Raybloc has several options for each and every circ...

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Essential Dental X-ray Room Design and Shielding Requirements

Discover the Exact Elements That Make a Successful Dental X-ray Room Design, Complete with Shielding Requirements, Layout, and X-ray Equipment. X-ray procedure...

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Best Practices for Lead Lining an X-ray Room

Lead’s excellent shielding capabilities make it a perfect shield for radiation protection in many industries, including medical, nuclear, and construction fac...

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An architect’s guide to X-ray room requirements

The Architect’s Guide to X-ray Room Design Requirements for Radiology / Imaging Rooms in Hospitals Radiology and Radiography are both important aspects of th...

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Radiation Safety: How to Reduce Radiation Exposure and Meet CT Room Requirements

As a leading provider of radiation protection solutions, we understand the importance of radiation safety in healthcare facilities. In this blog, we will be dis...

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Why Steel Frame Lead Lined Windows Are Ideal for Radiation Shielding

In today's world, where safety against radiation is a primary concern in various industries, steel frame lead lined windows emerge as an indispensable solution....

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Mobile X-Ray Screens vs Fixed X-Ray Screens

What’s the difference between mobile X-ray screens and fixed X-ray screens? Discover the pros and cons of both to see which one your organisation should inv...

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A healthcare facility’s guide to lead-lined doors

X-ray Protective Door Sets: A Healthcare Facility’s Guide to Lead Lined Door Sets There are a lot of complexities involved in the design of a building in the...

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Why our company expansion is good for you - Raybloc Xray Protection

Why our company expansion is good for you

Learn how the expansion of our Willenhall business will benefit the local community and any organisation requiring radiation protection. After enjoying further...

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Latest Radiation Protection Products Designed to Minimise the Spread of Covid-19

Discover How to Protect your Staff and Patients from Radiation and the Spread of Viruses Using our Latest Complete Lead Lined Product Range To reduce the chanc...

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How Fire Safe are your X-ray Doors?

Ensuring Fire Safety in X-ray Doors: Understanding Fire Ratings for Fire-Rated Lead Lined Door Sets Lead-lined doorsets are commonly used in healthcare facilit...

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Flush Mounted Door Warning Lights

What’s the difference in X-ray door mounted and boxed warning lights?

Introduction to X-ray Warning Lights Warning lights are necessary safety equipment for X-ray rooms and other radiation-controlled areas. They provide a clear a...

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X-ray Protection Equipment in Nightingale Hospital Birmingham - Raybloc X-ray Protection

Our role in the Nightingale Hospital Birmingham

Learn about our role in the building of the Nightingale Hospital Birmingham earlier this month. In the battle against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the ...

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The Key to Reducing Workplace Radiation Exposure

What are the Sources of Radiation? Radiation exposure is a common occupational hazard in many industries, including healthcare, nuclear energy, and manufacturi...

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Steps to Improve Ionising Radiation Safety in Your Veterinary Practice

Radiation Protection in Radiology: Steps to Improve Ionising Radiation Safety in Your Veterinary Practice

Radiation protection in veterinary practices is becoming increasingly important as technology for X-ray equipment evolves to perform higher-quality diagnoses. I...

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Raybloc X-ray Protection Turns 20

It is official... we have just celebrated a big birthday as a West Midlands based X-ray shielding manufacturing company! We have now been providing innovation i...

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What is Lead Lined Wall Panelling?

How Do Lead Lined Wall Panels Shield Against X-Rays For Radiation Protection Projects? Lead lined wall panelling is used to increase the density between the pa...

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The Fine Art of X-ray Protection

The Importance of Radiation Safety & Minimizing Exposure Let's start with the physics: Similar to light from a light bulb, X-rays consist of photons, discr...

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What are X-rays and why we need X-ray Shielding

We've all heard of X-rays. Whether it be from science fiction or using them to magically produce pictures of bones. What might not be so well understood is what...

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The Best Location for Warning Lights

X-ray Warning Lights: Where is the Best Location to Mount Safety Warning Signs? It may be commonly overlooked when using an X-ray room day in and day out, but ...

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X-ray Door vs Door Set

What is the Difference Between Lead Lined Door Leaves and Doorsets? When designing, upgrading, or constructing a new radiation-controlled facility, one of the...

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Extreme X-ray Shielding And What You Need to Know! 

Heavy Lead Radiation Protection in Extreme X-Ray Shielding With new innovation in imaging technology comes new challenges in protecting the user and patient. ...

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The History Of The X-ray Screen: The Past, Present And The Future!

With the innovation in X-ray technology come new opportunities in medical facilities.  Over the past 20 years alone, for example, we have seen X-rays move from...

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What is “shielding you with excellence”?

We owe the discovery of X-rays the credit for countless cases of successful medical diagnoses. Today, radiographers, dentists, chiropractors, scientists and tec...

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Raybloc’s Review of UKRC 2017

Raybloc were one of the 110 exhibitors at this years UK Radiological and Radiation Oncology Congress in Manchester, 12th – 14th June. Firstly, time for som...

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Top 15 Radiation Protection Glass Suppliers

Raybloc X-ray Protection (Ltd) have been featured in the global top 15 radiation glass suppliers! Find out more...  ...

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