Practical Reviews

Radiation-Induced Ionization Harms DNA, Induces Cancer

The risk of radiation-induced cancer is a primary concern in dental diagnostic imaging. Radiation-induced cancer is the result of a stochastic effect of x-rays on exposed tissues, and as such, has important implications in radiation safety. First, given that stochastic effects do not have a threshold radiation dose, we cannot completely eliminate the effect. However, by decreasing radiation exposure, we can minimize the probability of this effect. Therefore, an important principle more...
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