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Title: Patient risk from interproximal radiography

Computer simulation methods for determining patient dose from dental radiography have demonstrated that patient risk from a two-film interproximal examination ranges from 1.1 X 10(-8) to 3.4 X 10(-7) using 90-kVp beams, depending on film speed, projection technique, and age and sex of the patient. Further, changing from a short-cone round-beam to a long-cone technique with rectangular collimation reduces risk by a factor of 2.9, independent of other factors.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5999873
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oral Surg., Oral Med., Oral Pathol.; (United States); Journal Volume: 58:3
Research Org:
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; RADIATION HAZARDS; PATIENTS; RADIATION DOSES; AGE DEPENDENCE; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; DENTISTRY; RISK ASSESSMENT; SEX DEPENDENCE; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DOSES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; MEDICINE; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; RADIOLOGY; SIMULATION 550602* -- Medicine-- External Radiation in Diagnostics-- (1980-)