Comparison of x-radiation doses between conventional and rare earth panoramic radiographic techniques

Larry J. Skoczylas, John W. Preece, Robert P. Langlais, William D. McDavid, Robert G. Waggener

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The radiation dose to radiobiologically critical organs at various anatomic sites in a phantom was compared with the use of rare earth screen/film combinations and calcium tungstate screen/film combinations. Rare earth screens and films produced a reduction in dose up to 40% to 50% depending on the anatomic site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-781
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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