Ensuring Patient Safety: X-Ray Lead Glass in Radiology

Employee   •   16 January 2024

Liberty Shielding is carefully designed to work with a wide range of healthcare facilities, such as medical offices and hospitals, using an innovative solution called X-ray lead glass to greatly reduce radiation exposure.

Our Best X-Ray Lead Glass Products 

We have meticulously crafted our X-ray lead glass solutions to cater to a diverse range of healthcare settings, including hospitals, pharmacies, and medical offices. Our best X-ray lead glass is 2 mm thick and has a tolerance of +/- 0.030″. It lets more than 85% of light through and has a minimum heavy metal oxide content of 60%, which means it protects you from radiation perfectly. This glass needs extra care as it can absorb harsh chemicals, leaving permanent stains. To clean and maintain the glass, you need microfiber cloths and non-abrasive cleaners.

Furthermore, get an array of customization options to suit your specific requirements, including a variety of glass sizes for your convenience listed below.

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Procedures That Use Lead Glass In Medicine

Some common examples of medical practices where our X-ray lead glass can be utilized are:

  • Medical X-Ray Radiology
  • Chiropractic X-Ray
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Mammography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Angiography
  • CT (Computerized Tomography)
  • PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
  • Nuclear Medicine

Why Is It Necessary To Install X-ray Lead Glass?

Some key reasons why X-ray lead glass is a crucial component in ensuring patient safety in radiology are:

Radiation Protection

The primary and most significant rationale lies in shielding individuals, be it patients, healthcare professionals, or visitors, from the harmful ionizing radiation generated by medical imaging equipment. This protection is crucial to avert acute and chronic radiation exposure, which can result in adverse health effects, including tissue damage and an elevated risk of cancer.

Compliance With Regulations

Regulatory bodies and healthcare organizations mandate the implementation of radiation safety measures, which encompass the use of lead glass, in order to adhere to stringent safety and quality standards. Ensuring compliance with these regulations is imperative to maintain the licensure and accreditation of healthcare facilities.

Enhanced Performance

X-Ray Lead Glass possesses the unique capability to permit the transmission of visible light while effectively blocking harmful radiation. This dual functionality is instrumental in producing high-quality radiographic and fluoroscopic images, which are indispensable for accurate diagnoses and the delivery of effective medical treatment.

Minimized Scatter Radiation

Scatter radiation, a byproduct of X-ray interactions with human tissue and other objects, is effectively managed by lead glass. This containment of scatter radiation not only improves image clarity but also reduces the radiation exposure of individuals in the vicinity.

Prolonged Equipment Durability

Medical imaging equipment, including X-ray and radiological machines, constitutes substantial investments for healthcare facilities. The application of lead glass safeguards the delicate components of this equipment from radiation-induced damage, thereby extending their operational lifespan and diminishing maintenance costs.

Get Insight From The Users

“Lead glass has played a crucial role in allowing us to take the best images possible with our radiology equipment. The detailed images help guide us on the most effective course of treatment for our patients.” 

— Dr. John Doe, radiologist.

“The lead glass shielding has enabled us to conduct imaging procedures in close proximity to other patients. This has enabled us to better serve those requiring more urgent medical care while keeping radiation levels within safe limits.”

— Dr. Sarah Smith, radiologist.

“Lead glass shielding provides the confidence that our imaging equipment is working optimally and that patient safety is assured.”

— Dr. Jane Brown, radiology technician.

Choose The Best

We have the expertise and commitment to quality that make us a reliable source for X-ray lead glass. If you’re looking for a lead glass solution that’s customized to your exact specifications, our team of experienced engineers and technicians is here to help. The glass used in our high-end goods is certified to fulfill the optical quality requirements of ASTM C1036 and DD-G-451d, and our radiation shielding is certified to meet the standards of NCRP #49 and NCRP #147. We also provide X-ray safety glass that is impact-resistant and meets the standards of ANSI Z97.1 and CPSC 16 CFR Part 1201. If you need a glass with a greater lead equivalency, just let us know, and we’ll have it for you in three days, no matter the size you need.


The thickness of X-ray lead glass depends on the level of radiation protection required for a specific application. Typically, X-ray lead glass comes in various thicknesses, with the most common options ranging from 1.5mm to 3mm. However, in high-intensity radiation environments, thicker lead glass may be necessary to provide adequate shielding.

The installation of X-ray lead glass should be performed by experienced professionals to ensure the glass is correctly positioned and sealed. The process generally involves securing the glass within a lead-lined frame, and this frame is then installed in a wall or window opening. Proper sealing and alignment are critical to maintaining the integrity of the shielding barrier.

Lead glass is fundamentally different from regular glass due to the addition of lead oxide. This difference gives lead glass its unique properties, including the ability to block ionizing radiation. Regular glass does not have this radiation-blocking capability and is not suitable for applications that require radiation protection.

The lifespan of X-ray lead glass depends on factors such as usage, maintenance, and exposure to radiation. With proper care and maintenance, X-ray lead glass can last for many years, making it a cost-effective choice for facilities requiring long-term radiation shielding.

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