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Evaluation of x-ray protective measurements in intraoral radiography equipped centers in Yazd

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Author(s): Goodarzi Pour D. | Ebrahimi Moghaddam S.

Journal: Journal of Dental Medicine
ISSN 1024-641X

Volume: 17;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 61;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: X ray | Protection

ABSTRACT
Statement of Problem: A few decades have past from using radiographic technology as an accurate"nparaclinical method and always protective measurements is applicated against ionizing radiation. As dental"nradiography is a routine procedure in dentistry the importance of protective strategies is clear."nPropose: The aim of this descriptive study is to evaluate the protection principles in centers which have"nintraoral radiographic devices in Yazd."nMaterial and Methods: We have considered all three aspects of practitioner, environment and patient"nprotection using questionnaire and visiting those centers."nResults: 33/7% of dental offices ,10 clinics ,3 institution and faculty of dentistry had intraoral radiographic"nequipments. Stablishment of protection principles for radiographer was favorable. 7.7% of centers had x-ray"nroom with leaded walls, 23.1% had curtain , in 69/2% of centers radiographers stood in correct position and"ndistance while taking radiograph. Regarding to protection of environment, beams leakage control in 23.1%"ndental offices, 70% of clinics, all institution and faculty of dentistry have done."nConclusion: Non of the centers used rectangular localizator, thyroid shield, film holder and just some centers"nused leaded apron in specific circumstances. We have concluded that patient protection constitute less"nconsideration. Generally lack of protective consideration is related to deficient knowledge of operators. Lack"nof information about protection equipments causes decrease of demanding of these tools and ultimately lack"nof these equipments in the market.
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