Healthcare staff working in operating rooms are not fully protected from harmful radiation. To mitigate the risk of radiation exposure, the use of leaded aprons, thyroid protection and glasses are mandatory. However, the operators´ crania are at risk. Head protection during interventional procedures is being requested more and more frequently by healthcare professionals. Therefore, 10MD has developed HeadPeace. Since HeadPeace received CE mark, the legal requirement for access to the European market, healthcare professionals have started to use it throughout Europe.
“I have now also started to wear a dedicated head protection cap,” tweeted Professor Jim Reekers, interventional radiologist at Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam and fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).