Radiation shielding in hospitals with MagnaDense concrete

Ever since the 1960’s MagnaDense high density concrete has been used for radiation protection in hospitals and oncology clinics all over the world.

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High density concrete for radiation safety in hospitals

MagnaDense concrete is certified as radiation shielding concrete according to the standard DIN 6847-2; Medical electron accelerators – Part 2: Rules for construction of structural radiation protection.

Whether you are currently upgrading or planning new healthcare facilities which emit ionising radiation, shielding with high density MagnaDense concrete provides many benefits. MagnaDense is a natural iron oxide mined in Sweden, with high particle density ranging between 4.7 – 5.1 t/m³. When mixed into concrete it is possible to reach high densities of up to 4.0 t/m3.

Heavy concrete for radiation protection

Whether you are a designer or constructor of a hospital or another kind of medical facility that needs radiation protection, MagnaDense has many benefits for your project.

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RoleInteractionBenefits
ArchitectDesign Phase* Noise & vibration dampening * Patient friendly smaller design possible
Concrete Mixing Company Handling* Use standard equipment * Reduced max. concrete temperature
ConstructorConstruction* Reduced risk of cracking
Radiation SpecialistDaily Work* Providing safety * Time effective
Hospital / Investment groupInvestment* Cost effective

Medical radiation shielding – experience and references

LKAB Minerals have worked with many companies on a lot of radiation shielding projects for hospitals and medical clinics in which MagnaDense was used. And because of this experience, we can help you to select the right grade of heavy aggregate to mix into the concrete used for radiation safety in your facility. Simply contact our sales managers via the contact field on the bottom of this page.

If you want to read more about our experience in the construction of healthcare projects, please take a look at our online articles on various projects:

We can only display a very small selection of the radiation shielding projects for where MagnaDense has been used as an aggregate for radiation shielding. Please, get in touch with us to discuss these types of construction projects in your country or ask questions about your specific radiation shielding project.

General information and a video about radiation shielding with heavy dense concrete can be found on the general page of radiation shielding. For more details on radiation shielding for nuclear facilities please go to the radiation shielding nuclear page.