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Lead Aprons for X-Ray Protection

For those in radiology, exposure to radiation is a constant of daily life. Excess x-rays have been linked to a number of ill side effects and damage to the cells and many organs. This is why it is crucial that x-ray technicians have lead x-ray aprons that they can rely upon. Their very health depends upon the effectiveness of the x-ray lead aprons. If you are in charge of stocking the radiology department, you will need reliable aprons and x-ray equipment & accessories. You can find all of these for a budget-minded cost at  Medical Supplies Equipment Company.


You will likely need lead x-ray aprons in many different sizes for the technicians and patients. When you are choosing the sizes for lead x-ray aprons, there are two measurements of which you need to be aware. These are the width and length in inches, and these determine whether the apron is a petite, small, medium, large or extra-large. In most cases the measurements are as follows: petite – 20" wide and 30" long, small – 20" wide and 32" long, medium – 22" wide and 34" long, large 24" wide and 36" long, or extra large – 24" wide and 36" long with extra long flaps. If you are in doubt, order the next size up. Occasionally, you also might notice lead x-ray aprons in average, petite or tall sizes. These sizes are similar to medium, petite ,and extra large.


Depending upon the manner in which you are exposed to the radiation, your needs for the level of protection will vary. We have a variety of  lead x-ray aprons for many uses. If you are only exposed to frontal x-rays, you will likely need just front protection aprons. The advantage to these are that since the lead is only in the front panel, they are lighter weight than full protection aprons and vests. Do not forget about protecting the patients as well. Especially during dental x-rays, they will need to be covered by dental x-ray lead apron. These drape over the patient, and keep the vital organs safe from radiation as they recline in the chair. You also might need protection for yourself or the patient for the sex organs or the thyroid. You can find these miscellaneous lead x-ray protecters as well.


Many of our  lead x-ray aprons customers are often from public hospitals or small educational facilities. In those areas, budgets are often extremely tight, but needs are very high. Here at Medical Supplies Equipment Company we understand this. That is why we strive to make the best quality x-ray lead aprons and medical supplies available to you for the lowest cost, and that cost is even lower for those in the medical arena. By signing up for our medical professionals discount you can save even more money. Please allow us one to two business days for processing your request before you order.


If you did not find the leaded x-ray aprons you are looking for, please post a question to our expert or contact us toll free at 1-877-706-4480, and we will find what you are looking for at the best possible price.