91% Overall Radiation Reduction

Introducing the EGGNEST™

Passive protection designed to drastically reduce scatter radiation exposure for the entire cath lab team without disruption to workflow
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Introducing the EGGNEST™

91% Overall Radiation Reduction

Passive protection designed to drastically reduce scatter radiation exposure for the entire cath lab team without disruption to workflow

Schedule Virtual Demonstration

New Cath Lab Digest Article

Learn about the use of the EggNest in the February issue of Cath Lab Digest

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Breakthrough Protection Made Simple

Until now, there has not been a radiation protection strategy that protects the entire cath lab team. An integrated work platform built on a carbon fiber sled base designed to drastically reduce scatter radiation exposure without disrupting workflow.

Flex Shield Radiation Protection System

  • Conforms to patient’s body to provide effective shielding

  • Flexes to allow full X-ray gantry motion
  • Radial, femoral and neck access protection

  • Easily cleaned and draped

  • Antimicrobial and impermeable surface
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Radiation Exposure Causes Significant

Health Risk For The Cath Lab Team

Health EffectOdds Ratio (95% CI)
Cancer3.0 (1.5 – 6.2)
Cataracts6.3 (1.5 – 27.6)
Hypertension1.5 (0.9 – 2.6)
Skin Lesions2.8 (1.3 – 6.1)

The Odds Ratio is the multiple of the normal occurrence of each condition in healthcare personnel not working in x-ray labs. Reference: Andreassi MG, Piccaluga E, Guagliumi G, et al. Occupational health risks in cardiac catheterization laboratory workers. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2016;9:003273

· Interventional teams face increasing amounts of scatter radiation exposure because of an increase in the number of complex PCIs performed in the cath lab.

· The number of TAVR, CTO’s, Multi-Vessel, Peripheral and Endovascular procedures are increasing and require longer exposures to ionizing radiation than PCI alone.

· These advancements are putting interventional teams’ long-term health at risk, linking to a series of significant health effects like cataracts, cancer, skin lesions, hypertension, neuro-degenerative disease and more generalized adverse health effects.

Health EffectOdds Ratio
(95% CI)
Cancer3.0 (1.5 – 6.2)
Cataracts6.3 (1.5 – 27.6)
Hypertension1.5 (0.9 – 2.6)
Skin Lesions2.8 (1.3 – 6.1)

The Odds Ratio is the multiple of the normal occurrence of each condition in healthcare personnel not working in x-ray labs. Reference: Andreassi MG, Piccaluga E, Guagliumi G, et al. Occupational health risks in cardiac catheterization laboratory workers. Circ Cardiovasc Interv. 2016;9:003273

· Interventional teams face increasing amounts of scatter radiation exposure because of an increase in the number of complex PCIs performed in the cath lab.

· The number of TAVR, CTO’s, Multi-Vessel, Peripheral and Endovascular procedures are increasing and require longer exposures to ionizing radiation than PCI alone.

· These advancements are putting interventional teams’ long-term health at risk, linking to a series of significant health effects like cataracts, cancer, skin lesions, hypertension, neuro-degenerative disease and more generalized adverse health effects.

Interventional Physicians Have the Highest

Radiation Exposure of All Professions

Distribution of Scatter Radiation Around the Table

Radiation Exposure No Shielding

Reference: National Research Council. Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiation: BEIR VII  Phase 2. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006. International Atomic Energy Agency: Occup Med (Lond). 2010;60(6):464-9. Zakeri F, Hirobe T, Akbari Noghabi K. Biological effects of low-dose ionizing radiation exposure on interventional cardiologists.

Interventional Physicians

3 mSv per year

Nuclear Power Plant Workers

1.23 mSv per year

Occupational Risk From Scatter Radiation

  • 1 in 25 high volume operators will acquire a radiation caused cancer

  • 1 in 50 high volume operators will die as a result of radiation acquired disease

  • The positions near the head and chest receive the most scatter radiation