Injection molded parts and tubing made from radiopaque compounds absorb X-rays and are not transparent to radiation. As a result, radiopaque parts and catheters can be monitored inside the body via fluoroscopy or X-ray imaging.
The medical market also continues to seek lead replacement alternatives for health and environmental reasons.
- Surgical tools
- Radiation shielding
- Radioisotope (radiation therapy) shipping containers
- Dental products (prone to accidental ingestion)
- Food delivery tubes