Tungsten alloy radiation shielding
Tungsten alloy radiation shielding is a kind of shield made of tungsten alloy. Due to tungsten alloy's high density (more than 60% denser than lead) , and combination of radiographic density, machine ability, strength, and low toxicity. Tungsten alloy radiation shielding is used in applications such as collimators, nuclear shielding, beam stops, PET syringe shields, vial shields, isotope containers, FDG containers, multi leaf collimators, etc
Why we need radiation shielding
As medical science developing so rapid, more and more radiation in our life, which has become a new trouble, such as X-ray radiation, gamma radiation (energetic electromagnetic radiation), radiation of alpha particles (helium atoms) beta particles (electrons) and cosmic radiation, etc.
In order to protect patients and other people from harmful effects of ionizing radiation, such as breast cancer, skin cancer, etc. One type of excellent radiation-absorbing medium is badly needed.
Tungsten alloy radiation shielding advantages
Tungsten alloy is ideal for shielding against X rays and gamma radiation. The very high density of tungsten shielding (more than 60% denser than lead) allows a reduction in the physical size of shielding components, without compromising their rigidity or the effectiveness of the shielding characteristics. Compared to traditional radiation shielding materials, tungsten alloys provide excellent value. A high-density alloy can provide the same energy absorption as lead using 1/3 less material! Unlike lead, you'll also reduce administration costs by eliminating the need to obtain special licensing—it's not required. Clients all across the globe are taking advantage of tungsten alloy's reliable radiation shielding properties. Recently, due to environmental requirements, Heavy Alloy has attracted attention as replacement for lead which has been used for this application.