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Advances in Tungsten Radiation Shielding at EANM 2017

Advances in Tungsten Radiation Shielding at EANM 2017

24/08/2017

Wolfmet tungsten radiation shielding products and services will be on show at EANM 2017The Pavilion – Hall X2 238

Wolfmet tungsten is the first choice for radiation shields or collimators used to focus radiation beams. This is because of Wolfmet tungsten’s remarkably high density. It is more than 60% denser than lead and therefore provides superior attenuation characteristics for x-ray and gamma radiation.

Changing the Future of Radiation Shielding

‘Overall usage of nuclear medicine procedures is expanding rapidly, and this trend is especially evident with respect to new imaging technologies.’ Francesco Giammarile, EANM Congress Chair 2017

Wolfmet Tungsten Radiation ShieldingWe are proud to be a direct part of this expansion through our involvement in the DEPICT Project. Experts from the University of Liverpool – Department of Physics, and The Royal Marsden and Royal Liverpool University Hospitals have been working to develop an imaging system (DEPICT). It will better quantify the absorbed radiation and help facilitate personalised treatment planning.

Critical to the imaging system is the parallel hole collimator which is used in conjunction with a CZT detector. Researchers selected Wolfmet high density tungsten as the ideal material for the collimator and Wolfmet 3D additive manufacturing as the perfect method of manufacture – click here to download the full article.

To find out more about how using Wolfmet tungsten can benefit your project visit our experts at EANM 2017 The Pavilion – Hall X2 238

Alternatively Tel: +44 (0)161 864 5454 or E-mail wolfmetsales@mimaterials.com

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