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Rinn Apron Guide

Choose The Right Apron For The Job

The NCRP (National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements) requires thyroid shielding for all children and highly recommends it for all adults as well.1
 

INTRAORAL IMAGING
Bitewings - Periapicals - Full-Mouth Series
      EXTRAORAL IMAGING
Panoramic - Cephalographic - Cone-Beam CT
Collared Aprons
Provide protection in front from thyroid to gonadal area. Velcro closure at neck ensures snug fit.
      PanoVest
Provides light-weight protection from the shoulders and chest as well as down the back. Front closure for easy on-and-off.
Extended Collar Aprons
Adjustable closure fits necks sizes Small through 6X-Large. Premium leather grain Soothe-Guard material.
      Pano-Dual
Provides protection from the shoulders to the gonadal area in both front and back, with Velcro closure at the shoulder. Most protective option.
Non-Collared Aprons
Provide protection in front from shoulders to gonadal area. Not for use with Extraoral Imaging (no protection in back).
      Pano-Cape
Provides protection from the shoulders and features a back closure. Light-weight option.
Collars
For use with non-collared aprons for thyroid protection.
       

1 NCRP Report 145, pg. 27

Soothe-Guard Air Lead-Free Aprons

  • 25% Lighter THAN LEAD-LINED APRONS*
  • Innovative lead-free alloy lining provides protection equal to lead*

Studies show that protective collars reduce radiation dosage to the thyroid by 26 - 33%.*

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Every apron has a Birth date — what’s yours?

A crack in the outer layer exposes the lead inside, which can transfer to the patient.  According to the ADA: "All protective shields should be evaluated for damage (ie. tears, folds, and cracks) monthly using visual and manual inspection.”*

Rinn recommends replacing your aprons every 3-5 years.

* Data on file.
** With proper use. Data on file.

Soothe-Guard Lead-Lined Aprons

Easy to Clean

  • Both sides will not crack, chalk or fade when cleaned with soap and water or VoloWipes disinfecting wipes**
  • Comfortable Soothe-Guard material

Studies show that protective collars reduce radiation dosage to the thyroid by 26 - 33%.*

Click Here To View Our Soothe-Guard Lead-Lined Aprons


Every apron has a Birth date — what’s yours?

A crack in the outer layer exposes the lead inside, which can transfer to the patient.  According to the ADA: "All protective shields should be evaluated for damage (ie. tears, folds, and cracks) monthly using visual and manual inspection.”*

RINN recommends replacing your aprons every 3-5 years.

* Data on file.
** With proper use. Data on file.