It is very important to know how strong the radiation is in a certain room. This affects the number of millimetres of lead that is used in the lead lined door. The further away a person is from the source, the weaker the radiation. Besides this, a strong radiation also causes a higher amount of scattered radiation. This scattered radiation, or radiation that bounces off, is the radiation that comes outside the radiation-tight space when not using radiation-resistant lead doors.
The small amount of primary radiation, which is put to good use, is in fact absorbed by the patient. The scattered radiation, on the other hand, is not useful and it is therefore important for the safety of hospital staff, passers-by and other patients that they do not come into unnecessary contact with X-ray radiation. Radiation-resistant X-ray doors from Metaflex are the perfect solution for this.