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Goodarzi Pour D, Ebrahimi Moghaddam S. Evaluation of x-ray protective measurements in intraoral radiography equipped centers in Yazd. jdm. 2004; 17 (4) :61-67
URL: http://jdm.tums.ac.ir/article-1-347-en.html

Abstract:   (4384 Views)
Statement of Problem: A few decades have past from using radiographic technology as an accurate paraclinical method and always protective measurements is applicated against ionizing radiation. As dental radiography is a routine procedure in dentistry the importance of protective strategies is clear.
Propose: The aim of this descriptive study is to evaluate the protection principles in centers which have intraoral radiographic devices in Yazd.
Material and Methods: We have considered all three aspects of practitioner, environment and patient protection using questionnaire and visiting those centers.
Results: 33/7% of dental offices ,10 clinics ,3 institution and faculty of dentistry had intraoral radiographic equipments. Stablishment of protection principles for radiographer was favorable. 7.7% of centers had x-ray room with leaded walls, 23.1% had curtain , in 69/2% of centers radiographers stood in correct position and distance while taking radiograph. Regarding to protection of environment, beams leakage control in 23.1% dental offices, 70% of clinics, all institution and faculty of dentistry have done.
Conclusion: Non of the centers used rectangular localizator, thyroid shield, film holder and just some centers used leaded apron in specific circumstances. We have concluded that patient protection constitute less consideration. Generally lack of protective consideration is related to deficient knowledge of operators. Lack of information about protection equipments causes decrease of demanding of these tools and ultimately lack of these equipments in the market.
Keywords: X ray, Protection
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Published: 2013/08/11

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