June is National Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and deaths caused by the disease have increased by 89% since 2000.¹ Clinical studies have shown that exposure to low and high doses of ionizing radiation can be a risk factor in developing Alzheimer’s.²
The RADPAD® from Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc. is a sterile shield comprised of specially developed radiation attenuating material, clinically-proven to protect both physicians and patients from the harmful effects of scatter radiation during fluoro-guided procedures and CT scans. The RADPAD® works by absorbing scatter radiation that is projected from the patient, as well as creates a “shade zone” for cath lab personnel so they are protected during interventional procedures.
The RADPAD® No Brainer®, an attenuation material-lined scrub cap, is worn by physicians in the cath lab to protect the brain from scatter radiation during fluoro-guided procedures.
The RADPAD® Body Guard Sets, which are wraps fitted for adults, children, and infants, contain a separate wrap to protect the patient’s brain during CT examinations.
The RADPAD® is also important for protecting both physicians and patients from the increased risk of cancer due to exposure to radiation. In a clinical study, results showed that cancer risks from radiation remain elevated by 24% even after 15+ years of the first exposure.³