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Shields, Radiotherapy Block

Definition : Shields designed to block or attenuate the radiation beam during radiotherapy procedures (also known as radiotherapy block shields or shielding blocks). These shields may consist of pre-shaped lead blocks or custom-made devices created using a low-melting-point alloy (i.e., one that melts at less than 100 degrees Celsius [212 degrees Fahrenheit]) in the casting procedure. These low-melting-point alloys are also known as Cerrobend and Lipowitz's alloys. Radiotherapy block shields have a shape that permits the performance of the radiotherapy procedure on the target tissues while shielding unwanted radiation in order to avoid damage to healthy tissues. They are used in radiotherapy areas in healthcare facilities. Other alloys (e.g., tungsten based) are also used to make radiotherapy block shields.

Entry Terms : "Radiotherapy Block Shields" , "Shielding Blocks, Radiotherapy"

UMDC code : 31251

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Universal Shielding Corp

Company Type: Parent

Universal Shielding Corp. was established in 1972 and during this time span we have provided in excess of 14,000 pre-fabricated shielded enclosures to military, commercial and medical facilities. USC is proud to be the only company in the industry to have maintained its original ownership since its inception.

Wolf X-Ray Corp

Company Type: Parent

Howard Wolf is the president and third-generation principal in this family owned-and-operated business. Mr. William P. Winters, our executive vice president, has been with the organization for over 23 years. His depth of experience and relationship with key customers has forged long-term alliances with our top channel partners. Carolyn Price, our CFO, has also been with the company for over 25 years and has been instrumental in implementing lean business practices, maximizing the resources of this enterprise.

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