Radiation Shielding Glass

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Glass technology protects healthcare personnel on the frontlines of
advanced medical treatment

The use of computer tomography (CT) and positron emission tomography (PET) provides fast and accurate diagnosis of a patient's condition, but also necessitates that healthcare personnel be
protected from exposure to radiation while treating patients. That is why so many medical facilities now use NEG radiation shielding glass.
Read on to learn more about this amazing material.

Radiation shielding glass is used at many facilities offering radiation

Juntendo University Hospital (Japan)Juntendo University Hospital (Japan)

LX Premium is NEG's flagship radiation shielding glass product. It features an impact-resistant laminated structure comprising LX-57B JIS-certified radiation shielding lead glass, safety film, and special cover glasses that will not stain or discolor over even when wetted by water or chemicals. Thanks to the excellent transparency and highly effective radiation shielding capabilities of this glass, healthcare personnel are able to make accurate diagnosis without undue exposure to radiation.
*JIS:Japanese Industrial Standards

  • Providing healthcare personnel with thin yet effective protection from exposure to radiation

LX Premium is made with LX-57B high-lead content glass, which provides excellent radiation shielding properties at minimal thicknesses. For example, 9-mm LX-57B glass provides shielding performance equivalent to a 2-mm lead sheet.

  • Transparency equivalent to ordinary window glass

Manufactured using only the finest raw materials and polished on both sides, LX-57B glass demonstrates excellent transparency that is virtually identical to ordinary glass. NEG's LX Premium glass combines excellent transparency with the protection of special cover glass, thereby contributing to stress-free operation.

Keio University Hospital(Japan)

LX Protective Portable Screens have earned a stellar reputation at medical facilities as an easy-to-use solution for movable high-performance radiation shielding.
Just like LX Premium, they offer excellent transparency while helping reduce exposure of healthcare personnel to radiation at hospitals and clinics.

Toyama University HospitaliJapanj

The number of hospitals offering PET diagnosis has grown remarkably in recent years. Given that PET utilizes gamma radiation, which demonstrates significantly higher penetration than ordinary X-rays, shielding glass for PET applications must provide extra strong shielding performance.
Pro-GR gamma radiation shielding glass for PET diagnosis was developed using materials that have the same radiation shielding properties as the high-lead content block glass used at nuclear power facilities. It's use helps contribute to further advances in the field of medicine.

Contributing to advances in medical treatment through
radiation-shielding glass

The advance of medical research has led to the appearance of a variety of medical imaging technologies utilizing powerful radiation sources as well as new techniques for diagnosis and treatment that use radiation in monitoring health and protecting life.
NEG recognizes the importance and is committed to furthering the advancement of medical treatment by developing radiation shielding glass for use in the fast, accurate, and safe diagnosis and treatment of disease, thereby protecting healthcare personal and medical researchers from exposure to radiation while they care for patients.

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