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Get Creative When Conveying Effective Doses to Patients


As the dentist, you may know the "effective dose" that estimates the magnitude of radiation-related risks for various radiographic procedures, but simply conveying these numbers to patients may not adequately address their radiation concerns. For example, telling a patient that the radiographic procedure will deliver a dose of 20 microsieverts (µSv) may not mean much to a patient.  Compare to Background Radiation: When discussing radiation dose with patients, one approach that more...
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