The Essential Role of X-ray Doors in Modern Healthcare Facilities

The world of healthcare has undergone rapid transformation in recent years, with technology and innovation at the forefront of these changes. One of the critical aspects of modern healthcare facilities is their ability to provide accurate and reliable diagnostic services. X-ray technology is an indispensable tool for this purpose and ensuring safety in these areas is of paramount importance. That’s where Dortek steps in with its cutting-edge X-ray doors.

In this blog post, we will discuss the vital role that X-ray doors play in healthcare facilities, the features that make them indispensable and why Dortek’s X-ray doors are the ideal choice for medical establishments.

The importance of X-ray doors in healthcare facilities

X-rays are a powerful tool for medical professionals, enabling them to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions. However, as beneficial as they are, X-rays also emit ionising radiation that can pose a risk to human health if not adequately shielded. Consequently, it is essential to have proper protection in place for both patients and staff, that’s where X-ray doors come into play.

These specially designed doors offer a protective barrier against ionising radiation, ensuring that exposure levels remain within the acceptable limits outlined by the relevant regulatory authorities. By investing in high-quality X-ray doors, healthcare facilities can maintain a safe environment while providing top-notch diagnostic services.

An X-ray door in an operating theatre.

Key features of Dortek’s X-ray doors

Our X-ray doors boast several critical features that make them the top choice for healthcare facilities:

  1. Lead-lined protection: Dortek’s X-ray doors are equipped with lead lining, which effectively shields against radiation leakage, ensuring the safety of patients and healthcare professionals.
  2. Seamless, hygienic design: Our doors are designed with seamless edges and a smooth surface, minimising the risk of bacteria and infection spread. They are also easy to clean and maintain, making them perfect for the stringent hygienic requirements of healthcare settings.
  3. Customisable options: Dortek understands that each healthcare facility has unique requirements. That’s why we offer customisable X-ray doors, allowing clients to choose from a variety of sizes, finishes and protection levels.
  4. Durability and longevity: The doors are manufactured using high-quality materials, ensuring they can withstand frequent use in busy healthcare environments without compromising their protective properties.
  5. Expert installation and support: Dortek’s team of professionals are well-versed in installing and maintaining X-ray doors, ensuring that they are correctly fitted and functioning at optimal levels.

Blue hinged X-ray theatre doors.

Why choose Dortek for your X-ray door needs?

With over 50 years of experience in the industry, Dortek has established itself as a leading provider of hygienic door solutions for controlled environments. Our X-ray doors are not only designed to meet the highest safety standards but also built to last, making them a smart investment for any facility.

Additionally, our team of experts are committed to providing exceptional customer service, from consultation and installation to ongoing support. When you choose Dortek, you can trust that you are partnering with a company dedicated to your facility’s safety and success.

Please contact our team today on +44 (0)1482 226848 for more information or send us an enquiry via our contact us page.

A blue X-ray door.

Hygienic Lead Lined X-Ray Doors

Due to the advantages that our seamless, hygienic GRP doors can offer, our lead lined solutions have become increasingly popular in hygienic applications requiring radiation shielding. Unlike more traditional solutions where the lead lining material is surface mounted and then covered, leaving voids or seams where dirt can accumulate. Dortek lead lined doors are manufactured in such a way that the lead sheet is completely encapsulated in the waterproof GRP shell. This ensures that our lead lined GRP doors still offer all the hygienic benefits which are critical for clean environments.

Hygienic lead lined x-ray doors.

Hygienic GRP Lead Lined Door Solutions

Hygienic GRP doors are made of a plastic reinforced by fine fibers made of glass, commonly referred to as glass reinforced polyester. The doors have a smooth, non porous and fluid/chemical resistant surface which makes them very easy to keep clean. They have no lips, joins or edges (even around vision panels) and the door finish and door core are timber-free and inorganic. This makes them extremely versatile and ideally suited to harsh or hygiene-critical environments found in healthcare and cleanroom facilities.

Dortek can offer lead thicknesses of up to 25mm for specialist high energy therapy applications and door sizes up to w 2850mm x h 2450mm. Our lead lined door solutions are extremely versatile and can be manufactured to offer a wide variety of performance characteristics to suit their application. This includes requirements for lead lining and lead lined privacy vision panels, fire ratings, hermetic sealing, smoke, acoustics and hands-free automations.

All our x-ray doors are manufactured to have an equal appearance to doors without lead protection. Our x-ray doors are available as hinged or sliding, with or without flush mounted windows.

For more than 50 years Dortek have been supplying hygienic GRP lead lined doors to the global Healthcare and Pharmaceutical sectors. Our solutions are specified by some of the world’s largest and most recognisable facilities due to their hygienic qualities, customisable features, hard-wearing properties and long-lasting nature.

Key benefits

✓ Fully sealed, ultra clean construction

✓ User defined lead protection

✓  BS lead thickness from code 3-8

✓  Non fire rated or fire rated

✓  Hinged, sliding or hermetic sliding

✓  Available with lead lined vision panels & factory-fitted hardware

✓  Integral Colour

✓  Standard or bespoke sizes

✓  Manual or automatic

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