Yearly Archives

  • RF Waves and Shielding for MRI Applications

    Previous posts that I have written have mostly dealt with shielding gamma and neutron radiation, however there are other forms of  radiation that should be shielded in certain situation. Radio Frequency (RF) waves are a form of electromagnetic waves produced by electronic devices and networks such as cell phones or radio towers. These waves can […]

  • Women in Medicine

    MarShield Celebrates Women in Medicine Month

    MarShield is thrilled to join the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the American Medical Association (AMA) in celebrating Women in Medicine Month throughout September. Women in Medicine Month serves to highlight the accomplishments and advocacy work of female physicians, as well as to shed light on health issues impacting female patients. […]

  • Radiation Shielding Solutions for Nuclear Medicine

    Nuclear Medicine is a growing field with innovations in technology, diagnostic procedures and therapeutic purposes. Variety of workplaces including hospitals, universities and research facilities are all involved in producing, researching and administering radiopharmaceuticals. With the increase and widespread use of nuclear medicine, the demand for shielding increases as well. There are many shielding products geared […]

  • Lead lined bricks used for radiation shielding.

    Radiation Shielding with Lead

    By Paul Rochus – Shielding Technician Designing and building radiation shielding can pose a variety of challenges, such as limitations on space, price, weight, and installation. One of the most versatile forms of shielding material that is used to overcome these challenges is lead—it’s less expensive, readily available, and easy to process into finished radiation […]

  • SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference

    SNMMI 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference

    We invite you to join us for the 2019 SNMMI Annual Meeting & Conference in beautiful Anaheim, California from June 22-25. Please come by to see MarShield in Booth 454 at the Conference. Meet our Shielding Technicians Cory Aitken and Chris Newman a discuss any shielding challenges you might have. To make an appointment or reach […]

  • Shielding Solutions You Can Look Through: Leaded Glass and Leaded Acrylic

    Shielding Solutions You Can Look Through: Leaded Glass and Leaded Acrylic

    By Paul Rochus – Shielding Technician In the last article I wrote on radiation shielding materials, I explored the factors considered by a shielding materials expert when designing radiation shielding. Lead, tungsten and concrete are all very effective forms of shielding that have their advantages and disadvantages, but one downside is these materials are not transparent. Two common and […]

  • Choosing the Right Radiation Shielding: Factors Considered by a Shielding Materials Expert

    Choosing the Right Radiation Shielding: Factors Considered by a Shielding Materials Expert

    By Paul Rochus – Shielding Technician Radiation Protection is an important field across a wide range of industries from healthcare and medical imaging to nuclear energy, nuclear medicine and non-destructive testing. ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) is a principle that strives to minimize the exposure of ionizing radiation to people and the environment while […]

  • Plasti-Shield® - Borated Polyethylene - How it works.

    Borated Polyethylene – How It Works

    Plasti-Shield® is an effective shielding material with 5% boron by weight to meet all relevant applications in healthcare such as cancer treatment, diagnostic, and hospital facilities. Other applications include linear accelerators, nuclear/radiation shielding, industrial uses, nuclear power plants, seaport, airport, and border security and other applications requiring attenuation of thermal neutrons. Prime vendors to the […]