The EggNest is available for general purchase in the United States and many countries in Europe. Please contact or call +1 612-916-6616 for information or to arrange for a representative to help you.

The simplest way to arrange for more information and/or to schedule an evaluation is to email us at or call +1 612-916-6616.

In general, the EggNest reduces scatter radiation by about 90% (0.5mm lead equivalent).

Like any system, the EggNest is most effective when it is used properly. The upper Flip shields need to be flipped into position. The Clear shield needs to be placed properly in front of the operator.

The EggNest replaces the patient mattress on the x-ray table. The EggNest should easily fit table widths less than 55 cm (at chest level), which includes nearly all tables.

Yes, all the shields lift off the EggNest, except for the internal shielding within the carbon fiber shell.

At present, the EggNest provides effective shielding for procedures where a single plane C-arm is used. The lower flex shields can be partially or completely removed to facilitate biplane imaging systems, but the level of staff protection will be less.

Yes, radial access procedures can be performed using the EggNest. Most standard arm positioning systems fit the EggNest arm boards (see below for the StarBoard system). The arm boards can swing out 90°. The arm board supports and the arm boards themselves are made from radiolucent carbon fiber to allow imaging of the arm and shoulder. The entire arm can be imaged when the arm is abducted to about 30° or less.

Yes, peripheral imaging is possible. A modified design with augmented protection for peripheral procedures with standard patient positioning is available.

If the patient position on the table is reversed (feet at the top of the table), excellent imaging and protection can be achieved with the standard version of the EggNest.

The EggNest is not yet optimized for neuro-intervention. Stay tuned! We have a development project in process to modify the EggNest for optimal use during neuro-intervention.

Use of the EggNest requires minimal training. To load the patient on to the table, the Flip shields need to be in the down position (which allows smooth patient transfer from a bed or gurney). When the patient is positioned on the EggNest table, the Flip shields are flipped up. The patient is then draped in a standard fashion, with the drape extending over the Flip shields.

To unload the patient, the Flip shields are placed in the down position after the drape is removed. The patient is then transferred off the table.

The EggNest is intended to work with standard personnel protective equipment such as “lead” aprons, glasses, and other wearable items. The EggNest is not intended to replace a “lead” apron shield. It does, however, markedly increase the efficacy of the “lead” apron and also markedly reduce scatter radiation to uncovered parts of the body, such as the calf, foot, arm, neck and head.

The EggNest is designed to accommodate both of these shields. The table skirt shield tucks nicely into the lower Flex shield. Based on the particular patient body habitus and access site, the hanging shield is often used as an additional shield between the operator and the patient, at operator discretion.

The Reflex vinyl covering is impermeable and has a SilverTec antibacterial surface. The EggNest should be cleaned after each patient use using the standard anti-infective solutions used to clean the rest of the x-ray table and related surfaces.

Egg Medical warrants that the EggNest is free from any defects in manufacture or workmanship under normal use and service for a period of one year. If a Product fails to meet warranty, Egg Medical would either replace the defective Product or refund the purchase price.

Yes, the EggNest can be moved on and off the x-ray table. First, remove the shielding attachments (the hanging Flex shields, the arm boards and radial table, the Clear shield, and the TVAR shield, if attached). Then lift or slide the EggNest onto a cart with sufficient weight capacity (45 lbs.). It is important to lift the EggNest near the middle. The easiest method is to lift by both the head end of the rail and the arm supports.

Yes, a TAVR shield is available. It inserts into the docking holes near the head.

The STARBoard products by Adepto are not designed to function with the EggNest. It is possible to use them by placing the stabilizing piece (that normal fits under the patient mattress) under the patient, usually wrapped in a with a sheet for comfort. The STARBoard positioning accessories will sit about 2-4 inches higher with respect to the patient. You should try the set-up before proceeding to sterile draping.

Yes, the EggNest is compatible with other shielding materials. However, the RadPad does not provide additional shielding to the EggNest alone because the EggNest already has Flip shields that provide four times the shielding present in the RadPad. And, the EggNest is a one-time purchase!

The EggNest was developed by two interventional cardiologists and an engineer. One of the interventionalists had practiced 30 years and knew several colleagues with hematologic radiation-related cancers from hospital exposures. The other interventionalist was early in his career and concerned about how much radiation exposure he was facing. He used extensive protection but found it cumbersome and difficult to work around. The engineer helped develop a system that was effective and functional, blending into the workflow and protecting everyone in the room. They spent four years understanding scatter radiation patterns in the cath lab, developing new materials, and perfecting the design. The result was the most comprehensive, practical radiation protection system ever developed for x-ray laboratories.

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