It is well known that radiation has the potential to cause cancer. What is not so well known and has only recently begun to be studied is the long term cumulative effect that radiation exposure, even in limited or small does, may play on the neurovascular system. Recent studies have shown that even very low does exposure, such as that found in dental x-rays, accumulated over a person’s life time may cause an increase in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a higher risk of stroke, increased probability of developing dementia, and other ailments of the brain. With growing concern for personal health and safety, especially regarding radiation exposure, the RadCap™ radiation shielding helmets give anyone who wears them an additional layer of protection during dental and medical imaging procedures.
One of our strongest markets right now is pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. At this stage in a child’s life their brain’s and bodies are still forming. Their neuro synapses are still forming, their bone structures aren’t fully developed, and their over all ability to withstand radiation exposure is much less than that of a fully developed adult. Combine this with the fact that multiple image sets are needed for both planning and procedural purposes this further compounds the need for the RadCap™ to be used in protecting children’s brains.
Another great use is in the E.R. with patients who are undergoing emergency procedures. These include complicated broken bones or other traumatic injuries that often require multiple X-ray or CT images to be taken and sometimes even include surgical procedures that use x-ray guidance.
The RadCap™ can be used during X-ray and CT imaging procedures. It is available in two sizes: small/medium and large/ extra-large and the built in adjustability of each helmet allows for comfortable secure fit on anyone’s head.
From children to adults, the RadCap™ has your noggin covered. Providing the highest level of comfort, protection, and ease of use, the RadCap™ is available for personal and professional use. Give the RadCap™ a try and we guarantee that it will not disappoint.