By Ivor G. Chestnutt, John Gibson
A concise pocket consultant to scientific dentistry, providing the dental pupil transparent advice on dental situation, useful strategies and sufferer administration.
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Would not contribute to the radiographic image, being immediately absorbed by the skin. These are removed using an aluminium filter. The current flowing though the X-ray tube (typically 8–10 mA) will determine the quantity of X-rays produced. The higher the current the less time will be required for the exposure. However, many dental radiography sets have a fixed current, leaving the operator only to adjust the time. When X-ray photons enter the body, two main interactions occur: photoelectric absorption and Compton scatter.
It allows the risk from different examinations in different parts of the body to be compared. Effective dose = the equivalent dose multiplied by the tissue weighting factor Unit: Sievert (Sv) D E N TA L R A D I O L O G Y R A D I AT I O N D O S E M E A S U R E M E N T A N D P R O T E C T I O N ᭣ When referring to the dose for a particular procedure it is usually the effective dose that is quoted. 1, together with the amount of background radiation which would give the same risk of biological harm.
Less formal than audit. Peer review provides an effective mechanism for reviewing clinical practice and procedures amongst colleagues; however, it requires a high degree of trust to be established and a mutual respect of participants one for the other. Over a period of time all aspects of practice can be reviewed. Although a culture can be established by participants within the same practice, peer review is most effective when more than one practice participates in the process. Peer review must of necessity be non-threatening.