MarShield News

  • Modular Shielding Rooms Protect Against Radiation Emitted from Industrial X-ray and NDT

    Industrial x-ray and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) play a crucial role in our everyday lives by ensuring safety and reliability of everything from aircraft parts, to bridges and power stations. However, this also puts equipment operators and sensitive components at risk of being exposed to harmful radiation. MarShield designs and manufacturers custom modular radiation shielding rooms, […]

  • Case Study: MarShield Custom Builds Radiation Protected Cabinets for a Medical Research Client

    Ensuring that people and products are well-protected from radiation in the work environment is crucial. This is especially the case in the medical research industry, wherein researchers and professionals are working with fragile products and solutions that can be exposed to radiation and other hazards. To that end, our team at MarShield was commissioned by […]

  • 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 […]

  • How to Solve Your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

    How to Solve Your Shielding Challenges with Sheet Lead Product Options

    Over 70 Tons of Sheet Lead in Stock and Ready to Ship! From 1/32 inch to 1/4 inch and Various Roll Lengths from 8ft. to 10ft. Sheet lead for Radiation Protection in laboratories, clinics, dental and medical application can be a challenge. Many contractors and architects face challenges due to space criteria and the weight of […]

  • 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 […]

  • ASNT Conference 20178

    MarShield at the ASNT

    Come see MarShield at the ASNT (American Society for Non-destructive Testing) Annual Conference in Houston, TX taking place from Sunday October 28th 2018 until Wednesday October 31st 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We encourage all of our existing clients and any new customers or potential customers to visit us at booth # 226 in […]