Radiation shielding in hospitals with MagnaDense

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

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.

Radiation therapy rooms shielded with heavy concrete walls

Heavy concrete for radiation protection project

Whether you are a designer or constructor in the construction of a radiation facility MagnaDense has many benefits it’s good for you to know about for your project.

Project Role                        "Interaction" with                     Benefits of

                                               heavy concrete                         MagnaDense concrete

Design Phase
Concrete mixing company
  • Use standard equipment
  • Reduced maximum concrete temperature
  • Reduced risk of cracking
Radiation Specialist / Hospital
Daily work
  • Good radiation shielding characteristics provide safety
Hospital / Investment party
  • Time effective
  • Cost effective

Magnetite 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.

Hospital radiation shielding – experience and references

LKAB Minerals have worked with many companies on a lot of radiation shielding projects for hospitals and 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 shielding in your facility. Simply contact our sales force via the expert box on the top right 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.

More information

General information and a video about radiation shielding with heavy dense concrete: Click here

More details on radiation shielding for nuclear facilities: Click here

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Bo Öhman
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