Vaults & Cabinets
vaults and cabinets allow personnel to work safely in the area
while exposures are taking place. Exposure vaults tend to be larger
walk in rooms with shielding provided by high-density concrete
block and lead.
Exposure cabinets are often self-contained units with integrated
x-ray equipment and are typically shielded with steel and lead
to absorb x-ray radiation.
Exposure vaults and cabinets are equipped with protective interlocks
that disable the system if anything interrupts the integrity of
the enclosure. Additionally, walk in vaults are equipped with emergency
"kill buttons" that allow radiographers to shut down
the system if it should accidentally be started while they were
in the vault.