Radiation shielding in hospitals with MagnaDense concrete

Ever since the 1960’s the industry uses MagnaDense high density concrete 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.

When 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 which we mine in Sweden. It has a high particle density ranging between 4.7 – 5.1 t/m³. When you mix this high density aggregate 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 for a 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

Because of our experience, we can help you to select the right grade of heavy aggregate. 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 where customers used our MagnaDense. Please, get in touch with us to discuss other projects in your country or ask questions about your specific radiation shielding needs.

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.