Improper Handling Prematurely Wears Out X-ray Aprons

September 27, 2017 | Evaluations & Guidance


We have noticed the shielding material of our x-ray aprons cracking and shifting after only a short period of use. Since this type of damage reduces the level of protection and is unrepairable, we have had to replace the aprons.

ECRI Institute has received several problem reports about different manufacturers' x-ray aprons that have worn out prematurely. The life expectancy of an x-ray apron varies, but should be long—some manufacturers offer a lifetime warranty for their aprons. However, aprons require careful handling to prevent...

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