Scientific presentation of HeadPeace
In clinical interventions, medical personnel are subjected to X-ray exposure. Lead shields and personal radiation-protection equipment are routinely used, but they are sometimes difficult to position and, as a result, the head and extremities may be poorly protected. To address this situation, 10MD has developed HeadPeace, covering the upper part of the skull, based on the patented radiation protection textile TeXray.
Dr Maria Larsson together with colleagues at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, has evaluated the shielding effect of HeadPeace and its ability to reduce radiation doses in clinical routine interventions. The result show that all absorbed doses were statistically reduced by the HeadPeace in all measuring points on the left side of the head. The study was recognized and accepted for oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Swedish Society of Radiation Physicists in November 2019.
"The absorbed doses were significantly lower on the inside compared to the measuring points outside HeadPeace. However, concern needs to be taken with scattered radiation, reaching the inner brain, from the eye, cheek and chin direction, which HeadPeace does not cover," says Dr Maria Larsson, Sahlgrenska University Hospital.
Ten Medical Design AB (10MD) is a technology company committed to improving the working environment for professionals. 10MD has developed the world's first radiation protection textile - TeXray. TeXray enables the design of ergonomic and more comfortable personal protection equipment. 10MD was recently granted patents in the USA, EU, Japan, Russia and Australia for the TeXray material platform.