Attenuation properties of lead composite aprons.
Traditionally, the absorption properties of protective aprons used in diagnostic radiology have been specified in units of lead equivalent thickness.
This is appropriate and accurate when lead is the only high-atomic-numbered component in the apron.
In an attempt to manufacture light-weight protective apparel, however, some manufacturers have included other elements with k absorption edges in the energy range of interest, to provide equivalent absorption properties with less weight.
With these other high-atomic-numbered elements added, the lead equivalence of the apparel becomes a function of the photon energy.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Prévention, Homme, Rayon X, Plomb, Protection rayonnement, Rayonnement gamma, Personnel sanitaire, Radiologie, Tablier protection
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Prevention, Human, X ray, Lead, Radiation protection, Gamma radiation, Health staff, Radiology
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Code Inist : 002B24A10. Création : 199406.