Cath Lab Shielding
Is a shielding evaluation required?
All cardiac cath labs must be evaluated for radiation shielding needs
Does a regulatory agency review the results?
Some states have a plan review process in place. HPNW will assist with the submittal to the appropriate plan review agency.
Are radiation surveys required before clinical use of the room?
Both construction surveys and post-construction radiation surveys are available to verify the amount and location as well as the application of the lead shielding. These surveys are not normally required.