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Practical optimisation of patient doses

Andrew Gulson talks through the ways in which patient doses of radiation are optimised.

This video discusses methods that operators of dental X-ray equipment can use to optimise patient doses of radiation.

Optimisation of radiation dose relies on specialist features of the X-ray equipment but also on the knowledge and skill of the operators, both of which are discussed in the video. Optimisation features of the different X-ray sets previously covered are reviewed. Considerations for dose optimisation include collimation, focus to skin distance, technique, effect of imaging system, selection of exposure settings and positioning.

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Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

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