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  • Protection: unrivalled 2mm lead equivalence radiation protection from the head to the feet
  • Comfort: respect of working practices
  • Guaranteed asepsis: one single-use sterile kit, Cathkit® AIR
  • This model allows to perform all the necessary images and provides a full freedom of movement of the hands (direct access to the puncture port)
  • Cathpax® AIR protects efficiently the more sensitive areas: brain, eyes, gonads...

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The products presented on this page are medical devices and must be used by healthcare professionals..


Cathpax® AIR is part of the range of the radiation protection cabins designed by Lemer Pax to protect operators against dangers to regular exposure to X-rays. Model Cathpax® AIR (Advanced Interventional Radiology) is the ultimate model, developed in close collaboration with interventional physicians.


Cathpax® AIR ensures a full radiation protection to the operator::

  • On long term, a regular exposure to X-rays may cause the development of several pathologies,
    such as cerebral and thyroid tumors, cataracts, reproductive organ impairment, cutaneous cancers, vascular disease and genetic alterations. To learn more, you can consult our White Paper on “X-ray dangers in interventional cath labs“.
  • The Cathpax® AIR cabin provides an integral protection of 2 mm Pb eq., far superior to the protection of the personal protective equipment conventionnally used, such as lead aprons, thyroid shields, lead glasses or visors, having a maximal protection of 0,5 mm eq. Pb on the zone that they are covering


The Cathpax® AIR cabin offers a better comfort during the procedures:

  • Personal radiation protection equipment, particularly lead aprons are relatively heavy (4 kg to 8 kg). The regular wear of this equipment can over time cause at least one orthopaedic trouble for 50% of interventionnal cardiologists. Source : Source : Klein LW, et al., Occupational health hazards of interventional cardiologists in the current decade: Results of the 2014 SCAI membership survey. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2015;86:913-924.
  • The use of Cathpax® AIR liberates the operator from the wear of any personal radiation protection equipment, reducing the fatigue and optimising the healthcare quality provided to the patient.


  • Lateral protection panel: steel frame and lead glass (2 mm lead eq.)
  • Upper protection (scattered X-rays from the ceiling): leaded plastic (0,5 mm lead eq.)
  • Lower protection: soft radiation protective lead free material Novashield® (1 mm lead eq.), compatible with all C-arm projections and cathlab configurations
  • Operator height: from 1,55 m to 1,90 m
  • Pivoting see-through shielded shutter: the sliding upper part can rotate up to 60° and retract to avoid collisions with C-arms. This height of the panel can be adjusted up to +/- 25 cm (2 mm lead eq. for the fixed panel, 1 mm for the strips)
  • Wheel diameter: 150 mm for an easier handling (double wheel system)
  • Cabin dimensions: W 928 x L 975 x H 1974 mm
  • Overall dimensions: W 1,803 x L 1,616 x H 1,974 mm
  • Weight: 275 kg
  • Floor surface: 2,9 m² (including wheels)
  • Coating that is easy to clean
  • Sterile kit: medical device class 1s



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