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Minimize Radiation Dose by Adjusting for Body Size, Image Receptors


After the dentist has selected the appropriate patient and appropriate radiologic exam to obtain diagnostic information, the next step is to optimize the imaging protocol.  Body Size & Exposure: Adjusting exposure factors (kilovoltage, milliamperage, and exposure time) is important. These factors are adjusted to account for the patient size to ensure that we do not deliver doses in excess of those that are required to form a diagnostic quality image. For the older patient more...
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