Thyroid Shields

As an industry leader in the safety market, Phillips Safety is dedicated to providing top-tier radiation safety products. Among the most crucial pieces of radiation protection equipment is the thyroid shield, essential for both men and women exposed to x-rays. A thyroid shield, also known as a thyroid guard or lead collar, wraps securely around the neck, forming a barrier that protects the thyroid gland from harmful radiation during imaging procedures. Phillips Safety ensures that each thyroid shield is high quality, well-fitting, and ultra-protective to prevent radiation exposure effectively.

Wearing thyroid shields radiation protection can significantly reduce the harmful effects of scatter radiation, defined by the National Cancer Institute as secondary radiation that spreads in different directions from a beam when it interacts with substances such as body tissue, walls, or tables. Phillips Safety offers a range of leaded and lead-free collars, making it your go-to online resource for protecting patients.

Our collection of products is specially curated to minimize the risks of increased x-ray exposure for patients and medical personnel. Trusted by doctors and medical technicians across various segments, Phillips Safety provides lead thyroid shields that are not only secure and comfortable but also protect the thyroid gland—a critical organ responsible for hormone production and metabolism regulation. Given its sensitivity to radiation, safeguarding the thyroid is paramount, with studies showing that using a thyroid shield can reduce radiation exposure by up to 45 percent.

Phillips Safety also understands the importance of equipment care and safety in maintaining the longevity of radiation wearables. We offer a line of radiation garment storage options to help extend the life of your protective gear. Additionally, our 10 packs of disposable thyroid covers keep shields clean and free from dust and dirt, ensuring sanitary conditions and preventing the spread of germs and illnesses among patients and healthcare providers.

For high-quality, ultra-protective thyroid x ray shields, trust Phillips Safety’s expertly curated selection.

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QuickShip Lightweight Lead Thyroid Shield

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Nylon Lead Free Thyroid Shield

View Products$115.00 - $135.00
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PVC EasyClean Lightweight Lead Thyroid Shield

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Bib Style Lightweight Lead Thyroid Shield

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CAP Lightweight Lead Thyroid Shield

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U Style Lightweight Lead Thyroid Shield

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Disposable Thyroid Covers (10 Pack)

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What is a thyroid shield?

    A thyroid shield, also known as a thyroid guard or lead collar, is a protective device worn around the neck during x-ray procedures. It is crucial because it shields the thyroid gland from harmful radiation, significantly reducing the risk of radiation exposure to this sensitive and vital organ.

  • What materials are Phillips Safety's thyroid shields made from?

    Phillips Safety’s thyroid x ray shields are available in both leaded and lead-free materials. Leaded shields provide excellent protection against radiation, while lead-free shields offer a lightweight alternative without compromising on safety.

  • How should a thyroid shield be worn for optimal protection?

    For optimal protection, lead thyroid shields should be worn snugly around the neck to ensure there are no gaps through which radiation can pass. It should cover the entire thyroid area effectively to act as a reliable barrier against radiation.

  • Are disposable thyroid shield covers available?

    Yes, Phillips Safety offers 10 packs of disposable thyroid shield covers. These covers help keep the shields clean and sanitary, preventing the spread of germs and illnesses between patients and care providers.

  • Which surgeons wear thyroid shields?

    Surgeons and medical professionals who frequently work with x-ray imaging or are exposed to radiation during procedures typically wear thyroid shields. This includes radiologists, orthopedic surgeons, interventional cardiologists, dental surgeons, and any other specialists involved in procedures that utilize fluoroscopy or other forms of diagnostic imaging. The thyroid shield helps protect them from the harmful effects of scatter radiation.

  • When should a thyroid shield be used?

    A thyroid shield should be used during any medical procedure that involves x-ray imaging or exposure to radiation. This includes fluoroscopy, dental x-rays, mammography, CT scans, and interventional radiology procedures. It is especially important for healthcare workers who are regularly exposed to radiation to wear thyroid shields to protect their thyroid gland from cumulative radiation exposure.

  • What is the recommended thickness of a thyroid shield that should be worn during fluoroscopy?

    The recommended thickness for a thyroid shield used during fluoroscopy is typically 0.50 mm lead equivalent. This thickness provides a high level of protection against radiation while remaining flexible and comfortable for the wearer. It effectively reduces radiation exposure to the thyroid gland, ensuring optimal safety during procedures.

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