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Effective Doses of Various Protocols, Procedures Vary Widely

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"Effective dose" is an easy-to-use estimate of the magnitude of radiation-induced cancer risk for various imaging modalities and protocols. It allows us to compare this risk for different radiographic studies and to communicate the levels of risk these diagnostic studies present to our patients. As dentists, we need to know the typical effective doses delivered by the various dentomaxillofacial imaging modalities and protocols.  Bitewing Radiographs: One of the most common rad more...
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