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Does radiation pass through the walls of radiology rooms?

The radiation emitted in medical procedures has a limited range and duration of effect, and the extent of exposure depends largely on the procedure and the individual being treated. Structurally, radiology rooms are designed with architectural shielding and equipment-mounted shields so radiation is isolated to the radiology suite. There are also rolling and stationary shields used in these spaces.

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