Lead Apron Inspection Utilizing Infrared Light

using appronTo evaluate defect detection in radiation protective attire, usually called lead aprons, using infrared (IR) thermal imaging. Utilizing a weighted average, 5.4 defects had been detected with the tactile methodology and 7.5 defects were detected with the IR technique. Using the tactile method, a radiation employee would feel for the defects within the lead apron. The efficiency of radiation staff was prospectively assessed utilizing each a tactile inspection and the IR inspection with a lead apron phantom over a 2-month period.

From the 31 contributors inspecting the lead apron phantom with the tactile method, solely 2 participants (6{52be125af23f74adeec8216dc151493b93c89724dbd43847db9e2ca30cf5fac1}) correctly found all 9 holes and 1 participant reported a defect that was not there; 10 of the 20 individuals (50{52be125af23f74adeec8216dc151493b93c89724dbd43847db9e2ca30cf5fac1}) correctly recognized all 9 holes using the IR methodology.

Utilizing a weighted common, 5.four defects were detected with the tactile technique and 7.5 defects had been detected with the IR method. Utilizing the tactile technique, a radiation employee would feel for the defects within the lead apron. The efficiency of radiation workers was prospectively assessed utilizing both a tactile inspection and the IR inspection with a lead apron phantom over a 2-month interval.

From the 31 participants inspecting the lead apron phantom with the tactile method, solely 2 members (6{52be125af23f74adeec8216dc151493b93c89724dbd43847db9e2ca30cf5fac1}) accurately found all 9 holes and 1 participant reported a defect that was not there; 10 of the 20 members (50{52be125af23f74adeec8216dc151493b93c89724dbd43847db9e2ca30cf5fac1}) correctly recognized all 9 holes utilizing the IR methodology.