Is a shielding evaluation required?
It is the responsibility of the facility to ensure that radiation levels in adjacent areas are acceptably low. This is accomplished by completing a shielding evaluation.
Can a shielding evaluation be done for radioactive materials as well as X-ray?
Shielding calculations can be done for any source or combination of radiation sources.
Can materials other than lead be used for shielding?
Industrial radiography rooms often use lead, concrete, CMU blocks or a combination of materials for shielding.