Radiation Curable Coatings Are Used In Healthcare Sectors to Protect The Patient
Posted by Ajinkya on February 26th, 2021
Radiation curable coatings are used to stop the effects of harmful radiations. There are too many uncertainties in current technology to suggest that there are any radiation curable coatings at all. However, it may be possible to prevent or mitigate the effects of radiation damage in many cases. As more nuclear weapons and radioactive waste are dumped into the environment, so too will people who are exposed to this toxic waste, if radiation curable coatings are not provided.
One area that is particularly problematic in providing radiation curable coatings is medical imaging. Often, when a patient has to undergo an imaging procedure, such as a mammogram, a protective radiation curable coating is applied. This prevents radiation from harming the body. However, when the radiation comes from x-rays, it must be specifically shielded. This is where radiation curable coatings come into the scene.
Radiation curable coatings are used on a routine basis in hospitals. Many medical professionals are convinced that these systems are necessary for everyday use in this highly charged atmosphere. With increased knowledge about the negative health effects of radiation exposure, more physicians are supporting this viewpoint. Many doctors have even started prescribing radiation protection to patients.
While the benefits of radiation curable coatings have been discussed widely, one issue remains unmentioned - the cost of implementing radiation curable coating on a large scale. Most of these systems are quite costly, and thus do not make financial sense for most health care facilities. Besides, there is the issue of dealing with contractors and subcontractors, many of which are unable to commit to this costly investment due to cost constraints.
Several coating systems are available for radiation protection that would work well on a small scale, but with a greater level of effectiveness. These systems do not require large amounts of staff, construction, or other financial outlays. The only real barrier to radiation curable coatings is the quality of the protective covering itself. The coating needs to be tightly applied to prevent radiation from penetrating and doing additional damage.
Depending on the size and scale of the installation of radiation curable coatings, these three options can be implemented together. In a larger room, such as a hospital or biological research facility, all three options will probably need to be implemented. If the building is being constructed from scratch, the owner can often choose which option best for their needs. For instance, those who are doing the construction themselves might opt for an unencumbered wall for UV radiation protection or one with a low slope and interior concrete between it and the exterior wall for radiation abatement. Those who will be using an encapsulation application will need to consult with a radiation protection contractor for specifics about the materials they will need.
There are no significant health risks involved in installing an effective radiation proofing layer over the interior walls and windows. The benefits of doing so are twofold. First, if anyone has workers whose jobs include interaction with radiation, then having the right protection in place will reduce the risk to them. Second, if anyone is having clients visiting their building or office, having this protection will protect them too. For the same price as a single wall application, users can eliminate the risks to their clients or employees and completely protect themselves from the dangers of radiation.
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