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Reduce your exposure to scattered radiation

Personal radiation protection devices used to protect from harmful ionizing radiation are sometimes unpractical and difficult to use, resulting in unprotected body parts. Texray AB (Sweden) have invented a revolutionizing novel material platform with a woven textile technology. The essence of the textile is the attenuating capacity which protects medical staff from potentially harmful radiation. With that innovation, we enable unparalleled comfortability with pliable and breathable designs. Enabling medical staff to stay focused, highly protected and with peace of mind in the cathlab and operation room.

Category

Radiation Protection

Product Highlights

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Textray Highlight Schutz fuer Operierende

Protect your head, brain & neck

 A unique design that minimizes radiation exposure of the thyroid as well as lower, middle and upper section of the head.1,2

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Heart and Soul of TEXRAY

A revolutionizing non-lead novel material platform with a woven textile technology.

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Radiation protection for the entire team

Proven for its functionality and usability in clinical environments for the whole OR-team.3

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Texray Intro
Texray Phantom Animation vs Traditional Thyroid Collar
Texray's MindPeace & HeadPeace

Scientific Evidence

Clinical Study

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Clinical Study

The dose exposure in the head area of medical practitioners during interventional radiology procedures was quantified using thermoluminescence detectors which were calibrated to Hp(3). In addition, the protective effect of the Texray products was examined.

Results
The study showed a significant dose exposure of the head area with dose values of up to 4.4 mSv after only 20 examinations. The protective effect was determined by evaluating the relative transmission depending on the dosimeter position. In neuroradiological interventions, the mean attenuation by HeadPeace was (90.3 ± 3.6)% and by MindPeace (96.7 ± 0.5)%. In general radiological interventions, a mean attenuation by HeadPeace was (75.5 ± 7.5)% and by MindPeace (95.5 ± 0.6)%.
Up to 96.7%
Additional Dose Reduction
Conclusion
The attenuation efficiency ranged from 75.5-96.7% depending on the product and operational area. From a radiation safety perspective, wearing HeadPeace and MindPeace is recommended during fluoroscopy- assisted interventions.¹

Phantom Study

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Phantom study

Phantom Study

Texray HeadPeace and MindPeace were evaluated for reducing radiation exposure to the head and neck during clinical interventions. A standard thyroid collar and a ceiling-mounted lead glass shield were used as comparison.

Results
Preliminary TLD data showed that MindPeace (extended thyroid collar) reduce radiation in the throat, chin, and ear slices (A, B, C). Some shielding effect using MindPeace was also seen in the brain and skull slices (D, E). For the standard thyroid collar a reduction was only seen in the throat slice (A) and partly in the chin slice (B). HeadPeace showed a shielding effect in the skull slice (E) up to 2 cm depth where HeadPeace covered the phantom head.
Up to 90%
Additional Dose Reduction
Conclusion
For optimal radiation protection, devices that protect the entire operator’s head against scattered radiation should be used. However, in clinical practice, this may not always be possible. Moreover, particularly during complex cases when radiation protection may be most relevant, optimal placement of lead glasses may not always be achievable. HeadPeace and MindPeace may therefore provide complimentary protection.²

Choose Your Size

 
HeadPeace size cm in

Measure your heads circumference

S​​​​​​​ 53-55 20'9-21'7
M 56-57 21'8-22'5
L/XL 58-63 22'6-24'8

Please note: Your head shape and protection requirements also play a role in your choice of size. Make sure to adjust your HeadPeace with the Velcro closure, to make it fit perfectly.

 

MindPeace size cm in
Your collar size or measure 
your lower neck circumference
S 36-38 14-15
M 39-41 15'5-16
L 42-44 16'5-17'5
XL 45-47 18-18'5

Please note: Your neck measurements and height are not the only measurements for size determination. Your neck length, your body weight and protection requirements also play a role in your choice of size. Use the size chart as a guide and recommendation.

References

1 Bärenfänger, F., Walbersloh, J., El Mouden R., Goerg, F., Block, A., Rohde, S., Clinical evaluation of a novel head protection system for interventional radiologists. 
European Journal of Radiology 2022:147.
2 Maria E.V. Larsson, Pernilla I. Jonasson, Petra S. Apell, Peter P. Kearney, and Charlotta J. Lundh,. Evaluation of novel radiation protection devices during radiologically guided interventions, CVIR Endovascular (2024) 7:18
3 Jonsson E., Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH), Halmstad University, Sweden. 2017.

Disclaimer: Texray is currently available in selected European and Middle East countries.