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Understanding the Importance of Protective Eyewear for Radiologists
A Radiologist is a board certified medical doctor who can diagnose and treat medical conditions based on results from a variety of medical imaging procedures. These procedures include Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound and other imaging techniques. Each of these diagnostic procedures include the use of various amounts of radiation. Here is basic information to help anyone understand the importance of protective eye-wear for anyone working in the radiology field.
There are exposure limits for all types of radiation. These limits are set by Nuclear Regulatory Committee and are known as occupational radiation exposure limits. These limits are meant to protect those individuals who are employed in jobs where frequent radiation exposure occurs. Anything more than this limit is likely to cause damage to the eye. This damage can be prevented by the use of radiation protective eye-wear. Kemper Medical offers a variety of radiation protective glasses.
Repeated Unprotected Exposure-The Risks
Unprotected exposure to radiation is never a good idea. Frequent exposure can lead to tissue damage in some cases. Among the exposed areas of the body, the eyes are perhaps the most delicate part of the body that can be exposed. Anyone who risks not wearing protective eye-wear during radiation exposure more likely to have a higher risk of cataracts. Unprotected exposure can also lead to partial or complete blindness.
How Radiation Protective Eyewear Works
Protective glasses will harmful rays from reaching the eyes. This is possible because the lead safety glasses reduce the impact of radiation on the eyes. Anyone who works in the field of medical imaging should be familiar with the various types of eye-wear available. Effective radiation protective glasses will contain the equivalent of 0.75mm of lead which will enable them to attenuate the impact of radiation from x-rays.
Damage to the lens of the eye will be dependent upon what type of radiation exposure was experienced. The effectiveness of protective eye-wear will depend upon proper usage. Most approved radiation protective glasses should perform well in the standard clinical setting. Proper education and training will help ensure that those exposed to radiation will take the proper measures to protect their eyes. Get more information on protective glasses from Kemper Medical.
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