Nuclear Medical Tungsten Alloy Radiation Shielding

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As medical science developing so repaid, there is more and more radiation in our life, which has became 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. Nuclear medical radiation shielding :tungsten alloy (heavy alloy) is ideal for shielding against X rays and gamma radiation. The very high density of tungsten alloy medical shielding.

Tungsten alloy medical shielding is used in applications such as collimator, nuclear shielding, beamstop, PET syringe shield, vial shield, isotope container, FDG container, multi leaf collimator etc.Radiotherapy destroys cancer by directing beams of radiation directly onto the tumor. The beams of radiation require a very fine focus to avoid harming the surrounding healthy tissue. This focus is achieved by using a multi-leaf collimator, consisting of two rows of very thin tungsten alloy plates, which can be configured to exactly match the dimensions of the tumor.

Positron emission tomography (PET) is one of the nuclear medicine techniques available for diagnosis. Whilst X-rays provide information on the structure of the body, PET shows the chemical function of a particular organism. PET involves the injection of FDG (a glucose-based radionuclide) from a shielded syringe into the patient. As the FDG travels through the patient's body it emits gamma radiation which is detected by a gamma camera, from which the chemical activity within cells and organs can be seen. Any abnormal chemical activity may be a sign that tumors are present.