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Lead Gloves Save Radiographic Technologists During Interventional Procedures

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One of the greatest occupational hazards for radiographic technologists is radiation exposure during interventional procedures and surgeries. If an interventional radiologist's hands are unprotected during these intricate procedures, they will be subject to large amounts of radiation. These radiation levels are often enough to provide clear images of the radiologist's hands.

It is obvious that this occupational radiation load can add up over months and years of unprotected exam room work. Worries of elevated cancer risk and other dangerous side effects are not unfounded.

A Simple Solution to Occupational Radiation Exposure

There are many situations which might require a physician to put his or her hands into a scanning plane. Many fluoroscopy procedures require this kind of work. A physician might have to put a catheter into an artery, or a surgeon might need to carefully use a scalpel during a fluoroscopic surgery.

Physicians in these situations shouldn't simply have to "deal with" the risk of excess radiation exposure. Many of them have chosen to do just that, however, because they feel that they lose precision when using bulky lead gloves. Fortunately for these physicians, Techno-Aide produces a line of lead gloves that are built for even the most complex procedures. They won't get in the way, and they'll eliminate occupational radiation exposure to the hands.

Techno-Aide's Lead Gloves

Techno-Aide has a number of lead glove options for minimizing radiation. Each will offer different levels of precision control of the hands and radiation reduction.

.35 mm Radiation Reducing Gloves (SKU#: PRL) - These gloves offer lead-free hand protection with moderate tactile sensitivity. They provide the highest attenuation efficiency for protection from secondary radiation. They are powder-free, yet slip smoothly onto hands. These gloves feature a rolled and beaded cuff. They are made from natural rubber latex (less than 50mcg/gram). The palm is finely textured for moderate tactile sensation and strong grip.The thickness of the gloves is 35mm, and they are available in six sizes.

.23 mm Radiation Reducing Gloves (SKU#: PCF) -

At only .23 mm thick, these gloves offer greater tactile sensation, making them more suitable for precision. The attenuating agent is bismuth oxide. These gloves are powder-free, lead-free, and latex-free.

.18 mm Radiation Reducing Gloves (SKU#: PLF) -

These gloves allow the most tactile sensation, at only .18 mm thick. The radiation attenuating agent is tungsten, not lead. These gloves are also free of latex and powder, but are still easy to pull on and off.

The Only Choice for Safety

If you are an interventional radiologist concerned about radiation exposure to your hands during diagnostic imaging, radiation reducing lead gloves are the best option available to you. All of our gloves are disposable. They can not be sterilized or reused, though the service they provide during fluoroscopic and other hands-on procedures is well worth it. Techno-Aide lead reducing gloves are available in sizes 6.5 through 9 and come 5 to a box.


The threat of scatter radiation and occupational radiation exposure is real. It is no longer necessary for physicians to simply accept radiation exposure as part of the job. Techno-Aide lead reducing gloves can dramatically cut down on exposure, without compromising precision or tactile sensitivity. By these measures, Techno-Aide's lead gloves perform better than anything else on the market.




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