Since the discovery of radiation in the 1890s scientists’ developed a wide variety of uses for this natural force. Radiation is beneficial to humankind and it is used in medicine, academics, and industry. It is also used to generate electricity.
People go to hospitals, doctors, and dentists, who perform procedures to diagnose, monitor and treat their patients for a wide assortment of metabolic processes and medical conditions. The use of x-rays—a type of radiation that can pass through our skin— is most common during a medical procedure. According to U.S.N.R.C (United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission), diagnostic x-rays or radiation therapy has been administered to about 7 out of every 10 Americans. The use of radiation in medical procedures has resulted in saving thousands of lives through the detection and treatment of harmful body conditions.
Aside from the use of nuclear materials in medicine, universities, colleges, high schools, and other academic and scientific institutions use them as well. Educational facilities have laboratories where teachers and students use equipment such as vials, syringes, dose calibrators, apparatuses, and other accessories to perform experiments and make discoveries.
There are other uses of radiation as well. For instance, the agricultural industry makes use of radiation to improve food production and packaging.
Although radiation is beneficial for everyday use in medicine, academics, industry, and the production of electricity it can still be very harmful.
At Medi-Ray we focus on creating medical and laboratory instruments that meet the needs of our customers. By utilizing lead castings, sheet lead and lead foil we develop clinics, laboratories, and medical products that are user-friendly. Medi-Ray understands the importance of using equipment made with lead to protect against harmful radiation. At Medi-Ray we specialize in lead metal technology. We make lead products that are used in medical equipment and lab accessories that shield against radiation.