message_139796

Interior Design
 
Interior materials finish
Currently I'm designing a dental clinic in a shopping center in Singapore, and I urgently need to know what is the wall material should apply for the X-Ray room in order to prevent the UV release to outside.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
Yg Hui
Responses
 
Interior materials finish
Yg,

I am confused. What has UV (ultra-violet) light got to do with X-rays?

X-Rays are a form of hard radiation (similar to radioactive rays) and nothing to do with the light spectrum.

Note: The material usually used for stopping X-Rays is lead sheeting.

Maybe there are new so-called "X-ray" machines today which use UV light?
Frank John Snelling
Interior materials finish
Hi Frank,
Sorry, indeed is radioactive and not UV, thanks for your info. BTW, does the material you've mentioned truly 100% prevents radioactive exposure to staff or does it only minimize it?
Yg Hui
Interior materials finish
Yg, as far as I am aware lead sheeting is the standard material for either stopping or reducing the emission of X-rays. You can probably find technical specifications from companies which manufacture commercial (civilian) X-ray equipment for medical use. In the past I know people using the equipment would wear lead-lined aprons to save the reproductive organs from too much X-ray exposure.

Today, modern X-ray machines use less power and less radiation. In the past X-ray machines were less efficient and "leaked" radiation. I believe the shielding today is more effective.
Frank John Snelling
Interior materials finish
Hi Frank,

Got it and thanks for your comments.

Yg.
Yg Hui
Interior materials finish
What you need is a X ray "OPAQUE" material. As such X rays do not penetrate very deep through RCC slabs and such other structures. In a dental clinic the strength of the x ray is unlikely to be severe. Use a Barium plaster (the same material patients are asked to drink to for x ray of intestine food movement/ blocks etc.
Barium can be used for plastering the wall and as under the floor substrate by mixing with Portland Cement or Polymer adhesive.
Gautam Shah
Search

Thumbnails
View

This site is adjusted only for landscape mode. Please rotate your device for properly using Archnet.org
We are sorry, we are still working on adjusting Archnet.org for Metro IE. Please use another browser for the best experience with our site.