Radiation shielding materials and radiation scatter effects for interventional radiology (IR) physicians.

  title={Radiation shielding materials and radiation scatter effects for interventional radiology (IR) physicians.},
  author={John P. McCaffrey and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Tessier and H. Shen},
  journal={Medical physics},
  volume={39 7Part1},
PURPOSE To measure the attenuation effectiveness and minimize the weight of new non-Pb radiation shielding materials used for radiation protection by interventional radiology (IR) physicians, to compare the accuracy of the different standard measurement geometries of these materials, and to determine x-ray qualities that correspond to the scattered radiation that IR physicians typically encounter. METHODS Radiation attenuation capabilities of non-Pb materials were investigated. Typically… 

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