Radiation Protection

Lady wearing Bar-ray gown and thyroid collar  

We have a range of radiation protection and saftey equipment from various business partners, to provide you with the best possible options on the market, meeting or exceeding standards and regualtory requirements.

Radiation protection is about protecting you and your staff, meeting OHS/WHS, TGA and Australian and New Zealand Standards. Whilst there are some cheaper products on the market, not all of them meet all of those standards. We pride ourselves on selecting products that do meet all the standards. If you are not sure, just ask us.

 

Radiation Protection Garment Standards, Guidelines and Regulations

All aprons and gowns sold by ARO Systems contain TGA approval and Australian and New Zealand Standards.

TGA is about protecting you and your team by making sure the items you purchase are reaching the required standard within the industry.

The overarching body for radiation protection is ARPANSA (Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency). They have guidance on a number of topics on their website.

Regarding Aprons, all products we have a compliant with AS/NZS 4543.3:2000 (which is based on IEC 61331-3:1998) and have TGA, after all, its about protecting you and your patients.

The Bar-Ray range have also been tested both in Australia and the USA by mutliple institutions and meet and exceed all required standards and are what we consider to be some of the best products in the market.

 

Our Vendors

Bar-Ray

Bar-Ray products have earned a reputation of the highest quality across a wide-range of industry applications. From personal radiation protection garments to airport inspection machines, Bar-Ray Products can meet your protection needs. Bar-Ray product line includes both lead and lead-free products, as well as standard weight and lightweight.

Bar-Ray is the world's largest producer of radiation protective vinyls. Bar-Ray products are used by the leading manufacturers of protective garments around the world.

Bar-Ray offer their products in 5 different protection materials:

Eclipse

Eclipse is the lightest full protection lead-free apron. 10% LIGHTER than our leading apron Prestige, making it the lightest lead-free protection material. Available in 0.50mm or 0.35mm. The 0.35mm or ‘Ultra’ version is nominally 30% lighter than the 0.50mm protection.

 

Prestige

Prestige is lead free the second lightest weight protection material. It is exclusively available in Australia through Compete Medical Australasia. A traditional protection option favoured by technicians for use during lengthy procedures.  Available in either 0.35mmPbE or 0.5mmPbE protection. You won’t believe how light full protection can be. The 0.35mm or “ultra’ version is nominally 30% lighter than the 0.5mm protection

 

Scatter Sentry™

Scatter Sentry™ is a new, innovative, high performance, lightweight bi-layer of radiation protection material. It provides optimal protection from scatter radiation and fluorescence during fluoroscopic procedures.

 

StarLite

StarLite is a lead free, lightweight protective material suited for use in lengthly medical procedures as it maintains the weight advantage over a traditional protective material that contains Lead. Starlite is also available in either 0.35mmPbE or 0.5mmPbE protection.  The 0.35mm or “ultra’ version is nominally 30% lighter than the 0.5mm protection.

 

TrueLite

TrueLite is the first generation of lightweight protective materials, another innovation from Bar-Ray more than 10 years ago. TrueLite, a traditional option containing a mixture of lead and lead-free material, bears a weight range between Cost Cruncher and Starlite options.  Truelite is available in 0.35mmPbE & 0.5mmPbE protection. The 0.35mm or “ultra’ version is nominally 30% lighter than the 0.5mm protection.

Note: Special Pricing!

We keep the Diamond Fabric in the Blue #303 colour Frontal Aprons in the TrueLite 0.5mm in stock and as we bulk order these, we are able to offer a special price for all the available sizes in this perticular gown. To view this particular product, Click Here

Thicknesses

0.125, 0.150, 0.167, 0.175, 0.25, 0.30, 0.50, 1.00mm PbE. Other thicknesses available.

 

Material Width

Up to 55 inches (140cm).

 

Approvals

Tested by Johns Hopkins University.

ISO certified with CE and TGA approval

 

Range Available

We do not currenlty list all available items from our business partners, just the most popular ones, so if there is something you want that we don't currently have listed, please just ask us, as these can usually be ordered in ! 

 

Fabric Selection

Bar-Ray have over 425 different types of colours and patterns, for more information, Click Here

 

Aprons

Bar-Ray is the top choice of leading protective apron suppliers in the U.S. and around the world. We offer a variety of apron options to suit all styles, coverage needs, professions, and budgets, as well as extra features that provide comfort during long procedures. Whether you need protection for only occasional use, or daily applications, Bar-Ray have an apron designed with you in mind.

 

Apron Accessories

Collar Cover

Reusable and washable soft cover protects your thyroid collar from dirt and perspiration. Not available for bib or large collars. No color choice.

 

Page Cap

Our easily adjustable Page Cap completes your anti-radiation protection and shields your head. No matter your size, this cap stays snugly in place with a rear adjustable drawstring and keeps you cool and comfortable with a vented liner. The perfect addition to your Bar-Ray Products apron.

Available in Small/Medium 20"-23" or Large/X-Large 23"-25" and in two protection levels with your choice of 425+ colors and patterns.

 

Disposable Thyroid Collar Cover

Absorbent, non-irritating liner protects your thyroid collar from dirt and perspiration while the clear plastic front allows the color and any personalization to show through for easy identification.

One size fits most. 40 to a box.

 

Head's Up™ Protective Cap

Protect your skull and brain with the Head’s Up™ lead-free disposable and lightweight protective cap. Available in two protection levels, the cap features a built-in sweatband and a vented top.

Packaged in boxes of 20. One size fits most.

Attenuation levels are based on ASTM F2547-06(2014) conditions at 90 kVp

 

Sleeves

Block radiation scatter to the humerus with these protective Sleeves, which can be sewn on or attached with hook-and-loop fasteners and a snap. Pair them with our wrap around style aprons or vests to maximize protection for your arms and shoulders.

When ordering, please tell us your left or right sleeve preference, desired length of the sleeve, and attachment option. Sleeves sold individually.

Offers .25mm lead equivalent protection with your choice of 425+ colors and patterns.

 

Apron Racks and Hangers

Your aprons protect you and your employees, so why not protect your aprons? Protect your investment by storing you radiation protection apparel on our sturdy and durable lead apron racks. Bar-Ray Products offers a variety of storage options designed specifically to keep your X-ray aprons organized, accessible and in good condition.

From single hangers to multi-apron racks, wall-mounted or mobile, Bar-Ray has what you need to keep your X-ray aprons and radiation protection garments organized.

 

Eyewear - Lead Glasses

Bar-Ray

From the Cath and EP labs, where 95 percent of staff use protective eyewear, to interventional radiology and orthopedic surgery, imaging professionals rely on our eyewear's superior protection and features like prescription upgrades, head straps, side shield protection, and chemical resistance. 

Bar-Ray lightweight 0.75 mm lead glasses come in a variety of designs and frames. Select from Bar-Ray Standard or Wave Collection, which offers the same high quality at a lower price. When ordering prescription eyewear, be sure to submit your pupillary distance (PD) measurement, which we need to correctly grind the prescription into the lenses.

 

On-Guard

On-Guard has a range of Leaded lenses fitted in Australia by local Optometrical Specialist.

 

Lead Gloves & Mittens

We have a range of lead gloves and mittens available as well as sterile single use lead gloves for surgical and procedures.

 

Barriers, Shields & Curtains

We have a range of barriers, shields and curtains available, if you can't find it on the website, we can look at custom solutions on a case by case basis. Click Here to see the range.

 

Inspection Equipment Curtains

Bar-Ray is the leading manufacturer of protective curtain material and curtains for industrial and airport inspection machines.  Our curtains can be seen in airports around the world.

Our products are available in many thicknesses including .35, .5 and .7mm pb.  They also produce a non leaded material for use with food products.

airport security and industrial lead curtain

We offer this product on rolls, as curtains or individual strips.

Samples available.

ISO certified.

Contact us today to discuss your specifications.

 

Apron Racks and Hangers

Your aprons protect you and your employees, so why not protect your aprons? Protect your investment by storing you radiation protection apparel on our sturdy and durable lead apron racks. Bar-Ray Products offers a variety of storage options designed specifically to keep your X-ray aprons organized, accessible and in good condition.

From single hangers to multi-apron racks, wall-mounted or mobile, Bar-Ray has what you need to keep your X-ray aprons and radiation protection garments organized.

 

Vests

Standard Vest with Hook-and-Loop Closure

This Standard Vest offers superior protection with a simple design and easy in-and-out hook-and-loop closure. Inside, a buckle keeps the inner front panel securely in place while you work.

 

Standard Vest with Buckle Closure

Enjoy the lightest vest protection we offer with the buckle-closure version of our Standard Vest. The shoulder and torso buckles, along with hook-and-loop fasteners on the inside front panel, will stay closed to keep the front panel securely in place under any conditions.

 

Reverse Vest

Pair this vest with a protective skirt for maximum coverage with a lighter feel. With a vest, you’ll have less fabric to hang from your shoulders than with an apron. Our Reverse Vest’s stretch-back design with hook-and-loop shoulder and waist straps goes the extra mile to keep the weight comfortably on your waist. You’ll love the snug fit that’s easy to work in.

 

Wide Belt Vest

Pair your protective vest with a 6”-wide back-saving belt. It’s great for distributing weight and serves as a back support, too. Pair with a skirt for ultimate back support with total body protection.

 

All Vests Available in .50mm or .35mm front protection with your choice of 425+ colors and patterns. Our vests are available for both masculine and feminine forms.

0.50MM PROTECTION — .25mm each front flap (.50mm at overlap), .25mm back

0.35MM PROTECTION — .175mm each front flap (.35mm at overlap), .25mm back

 

Skirts

Standard Skirt

Pairing this skirt with a vest has its advantages: the individual pieces fit snugly to your body, feel more like regular clothing, and offer the same protection as a full-size apron. Our Standard Skirt will stick with you, thanks to the waistline’s exterior 2” buckle and interior nonslip material.

 

Standard Skirt with Wide Belt

A new skirt design for those who love the wide belt from our other apron models. This skirt incorporates a higher rear waist with a non-slip insert and the added comfort of a wide belt. These modifications make the skirt easy to wear and comfortable.

 

Standard Skirt with Suspenders

Wide, comfortable suspenders and nonslip fabric give extra support so you’ll never have to hitch up your skirt again. Paired with a 2” buckle closure at the waist, the traditional crisscross suspenders keep the skirt snugly fastened to protect even the most narrow-hipped body.

 

All skirts are available in .50mm or .35mm with your choice of 425+ colors and patterns.

.50MM PROTECTION — .25mm each front flap (.50mm at overlap), .25mm back

.35MM PROTECTION — .175mm each front flap (.35mm at overlap), .25mm back

 

Thyroid Collars

Thyroid Collar with Hook-and-Loop Closure

Minimize X-ray exposure of the thyroid gland and neck with a protective Thyroid Collar. This protective Thyroid Collar features secure hook-and-loop fasteners for a snug fit and better radiation protection. Collar Covers are available to keep your thyroid collars clean and sanitary.

 

Thyroid Collar with Magnetic Closure

Minimize X-ray exposure of the thyroid gland and neck with a protective Thyroid Collar. The Magnetic Closure offers a snug fit and easy on-off access, plus optimum radiation protection. Collar Covers are available to keep your thyroid collars clean and sanitary.

 

Thyroid Collar with Buckle Closure

Minimize X-ray exposure of the thyroid gland and neck with a protective Thyroid Collar. The Buckle Closure offers a snug fit and easy on-off access, plus optimum radiation protection. Collar Covers are available to keep your thyroid collar clean and sanitary.

 

Thyroid Collar - Bib Collar

Minimize X-ray exposure of the thyroid gland and neck with a protective Thyroid Collar. Choose a bib collar to protect a greater area, while still receiving superior radiation protection.

 

Thyroid Collar - Large Collar

Minimize X-ray exposure of the thyroid gland and neck with a protective Thyroid Collar. Choose a large collar for more radiation protection of the sides of the neck and throat.

 

All Thyroid Collars offer .50mm lead equivalent protection with your choice of 425+ colors and patterns. Personalization options are available.

 

Patient Protection

 

Paediatric Protection

We have a range of paediatric protection garments to suit every occasion. If you can find what you want, we do not have all the Bar-Ray range listed yet, Click Here and have a look at the Bar-Ray range.

 

X-ray Accessories

We have a range of products including:

  • Door/wall signage
  • X-Ray lights
  • Back support belts for extended radiation protection garment usage
  • Head caps
  • Shin Guards
  • Pregnanacy panels
  • Sleeves
  • Aerated vest for improved airflow under radiation protection garments
  • Disposable thyroid collar covers

 

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