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Basic Guide to Dental Radiography

ISBN: 978-0-470-67312-6
216 pages
October 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
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Basic Guide to Dental Radiography provides an essential introduction to radiography in the dental practice. Illustrated throughout, this guide outlines and explains each topic in a clear and accessible style.
  • Comprehensive coverage includes general physics, principles of image formation, digital image recording, equipment, biological effects of x-rays and legislation
  • Suitable for the whole dental team 
  • Illustrated in full colour throughout 
  • Ideal for those completing mandatory CPD in radiography 
  • Useful study guide for the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography, the National Certificate in Radiography or the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

1 General physics 1

2 X -ray production 12

3 X -ray interaction with matter 27

4 Principles of image formation 36

5 Imaging with dental X -ray film 46

6 Digital imaging recording 61

7 X -ray equipment 70

8 Radiation doses and dose measurement 78

9 Biological effects of X -rays 86

10 Legislation: Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR 1999) 94

11 Legislation: Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000), Statutory Instrument 1059 108

12 Quality assurance 114

13 Dental intra -oral paralleling techniques 128

14 Orthopantomography 159

15 Other dental radiographic techniques 170

Appendix A: Adequate training 189

Appendix B: Image quality troubleshooting 192

Index 201

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