Strong protection in CT radiation exposure
The eye lens and thyroid belong to the most radiosensitive organs of the human body. In a CT scan, the Commission on Radiological Protection therefore recommends sufficient protection for both organs, in particular in a CT scan of the skull. Also in a CT scan of the thorax, the recommendation of the Commission is to protect the thyroid and thus to reduce the radiation dose.
With our CT-Eye-ProteX eye protectors and CT-Gland-ProteX thyroid shields, patients receive reliable radiation protection during computed tomography. An optimal shape, lead- and latex-free material and spacers with velours made our covers comfortable and skin-friendly. The CT-Eye-ProteX spacers, made of 5 mm polyurethane foam, ensure low artifact formation. The covers are for single use.
| Radiation protection
Reduction of radiation dose
Comfortable through optimal shape, lead and latex-free material and spacers with velours
| Artifact management
CT-Eye-ProteX spacers, made of 5 mm polyurethane foam, ensure low artifact formation
Reduction of radiation dose in CT up to 67%*
- CT-Eye-ProteX 67% 67%
- Reference product 33% 33%
In a study of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology of the University Hospital Essen*, the potential for dose reduction of different lens protectors for patients undergoing cranial computed tomography was investigated. The SOMATEX eye protector CT-Eye-ProteX showed a higher dose reduction potential than the competitor product – while maintaining the same image quality.
- For the CT-Eye-ProteX, an average dose reduction of 2/3 (about 67%) in CT examinations was achieved when the lens is exposed to the direct beam.
- By comparison, the competitor product achieved an average reduction of the eye lens dose in CT examinations by 1/3 (about 33%).
- Depending on the CT protocol, even dose reductions of 4/5 (about 80%) are achieved with the SOMATEX CT-Eye-Protex compared to the non-shielded state.
*Source: Guberina, Nika, Michael Forsting, and Adrian Ringelstein. “Efficacy of Lens Protection Systems: Dependency on Different Cranial CT Scans in The Acute Stroke Setting.” Radiation protection dosimetry 175.2 (2016): 279-283.