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RADIATION PROTECTION DRAPES
DRAPE ARMOUR™

Offering both greater economy combined with effective protection from scatter radiation, you can now choose Ecolab Drape Armour shielding that’s ideal for you. These radiation protection drapes are designed to protect at the procedure site, acting as a radiation shield where scatter radiation is most prevalent. Our complete line of radiation PPE are sterile, disposable, and lead free.​


PRODUCT DETAILS

Drape Armour™ and Drape Armour™ LOW free positional shields are designed to protect at the procedure site where scatter
radiation is most prevalent. These shields can help to protect surgeons and other members of the clinical staff, and offer substantial attenuation as demonstrated by direct beam studies.

This means you can achieve substantial savings with Drape Armour™ depending upon your individual needs. Complete ratings are included in the charts on the next tab to help you select the Drape Armour™ configuration that's just right for you.
DRAPE ARMOUR™ LOW ATTENUATION DATA
Material 60 kVp 80kVp

90 kVp 

100 kVp 120 kVp
Drape Armour™ LOW
- Disk 1

85-86% 

 82-83%

 80-81%

77-78%

72-73%

Drape Armour LOW
- Disk 2

 85-86%

 82-83%

 80-81%

77-78%

72-73%


DRAPE ARMOUR™ ATTENUATION DATA
Material 60 kVp  80kVp 

90 kVp 

100 kVp 120 kVp

Drape Armour™
- Disk 1

94-95% 

 91-93%

 86-88%

84-86%

79-80%

Drape Armour
- Disk 2

94-95% 

91-93% 

 86-88%

84-86%

79-80%

 

Material samples for tests are prepared by cutting out small 2 1/2” circular discs of Drape Armour™ material and evaluated by comparing the fractional amounts of radiation transmitted through each sample and varying thickness of lead. The source of radiation is a diagnostic X-ray tube energized by a high frequency generator. The fractional amounts of transmitted radiation are recorded using both film and an ionization chamber. Both the accelerating potential and X-ray beam half-value layers are actively monitored to maintain precise consistency between samples and test sessions. The amount of exposure is adjusted to yield an optical density within the linear response range of the film. Attenuation measurement tests were performed at a range of 60-120 kVp.*

*Test methods performed and descriptions provided by Independent Testing Laboratory (Health Physicists Northwest)

Note: Medical devices advertised here may not have been licensed in accordance with regional regulations or country specific (e.g. Canadian) laws.

HIDDEN DANGERS OF CUMULATIVE SCATTER RADIATION EXPOSURE​

Three Important Factors to Help Reduce Exposure to Scatter Radiation:​

1) Time
Limit radiation exposure for necessary interventional and diagnostic procedures to the minimum amount of time needed to achieve accurate results.
2) distance

Keep clinicians as far from the radiation source as possible. The intensity and dose of radiation decrease as distance from the source increases.

3) Shielding

Block as much scatter radiation from the clinician’s skin and vital organs as possible. While many institutions use lead aprons, glasses and gloves to help block radiation, Drape Armour near the radiation source provides critical protection and helps ensure radiation exposure is as low as is reasonably achievable.

Drape Armour by Ecolab Provides Critical Protection for Clinicians​

Without Ecolab Drape Armour
Procedure without Drape Armour™

Clinicians exposed to the harmful effects of scatter radiation.

 

With Ecolab Drape Armour
Procedure with Drape Armour™

Drape Armour redirects scatter, reducing exposure to harmful radiation.

 

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