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Dosimeter Badge Guidelines

A dosimeter badge is a personal device used for monitoring and recording the cumulative dose of radiation. Ernest O’Wollan first developed dosimeter badges while working on the controversial Manhattan Project during World War Two and on camera film. In fact, before the development of the dosimeter badges as we know them today and stock at…

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Radiation Mutation: How Radiation Affects DNA

Not many people have jobs that place them in harm’s way. We rely on brave and selfless professionals in the armed forces, police service, and fire departments to do this for us. So it’s rare to even think about whether or not your job has some kind of danger. If it did, it would be…

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The Effects Of Radiation On The Body

What is Radiation? Radiation is the term used to describe the emission or transmission of energy through space or an object. There are many different types of radiation, some of which you come into contact with every day, including visible light and radio waves. Still, some forms of radiation are more harmful than others, transmitting…

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How to Wear a Radiation Badge

A radiation badge is also called a dosimeter badge, which is a device that workers should wear daily if they work in facilities with high amounts of radiation. This is very common amongst x-ray technicians, healthcare workers, nuclear power plants, and much more. Often times, people don’t know how much radiation they are exposed to,…

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How Radiation Affects Pregnancy

Pregnant women who work in facilities prone to radiation exposure should take extra precautions. If the exposure is within a regulatory limit, then it’s less likely to cause any health issues to the fetus. However, if intentional or accidental exposure goes above the threshold, then that might cause some concern. Usually, the radiation dose to…

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Med-Pro’s Response to COVID-19

To Our Med-Pro Family, We want to let you know that our team is working hard at serving our customers needs while maintaining the guidelines established both locally and at the state level. Our lab is working overtime so that we can continue to provide the quality service and timeliness you have come to expect…

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How Much Radiation Risk From Medical Imaging?

According to Consumer Reports, there are over 80 million CT scans performed in the United States compared to only 3 million in 1980.  The use of medical imaging exams has increased significantly, revolutionizing the way healthcare providers diagnose and treat patients. These exams help determine the need for exploratory surgery options or any invasive procedures.…

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Main Hazards in Clinical Radiology

Clinical radiology is a necessary and exciting field, but it entails constant exposure to radiation and other health hazards. Patients are brought in for x-rays, which can put the technician or provider in jeopardy after frequent exposure. Fortunately, there is a solution to protecting workers in the radiology department. At Med-Pro, our line of radiation…

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What Materials Block Radiation?

In some workplaces, radiation contamination poses a significant concern. Fortunately, radiation shield products can help protect workers at medical facilities, nuclear power plants, and industrial buildings.  The kind of radiation shield product you need depends on the type and amount of radiation at your facility. For example, indirect ionizing radiation includes gamma rays, x-rays, and…

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How does a radiation detection service work?

How does a radiation detection service work? Not knowing the “ins and outs” can seem scary to the average user. At Med-Pro, we have made the process simple. If you have 5 minutes, you can sign your employees up today and receive your badges in under 48 hours! We take they worry out of the…