Panoramic radiographs were taken of a tissue-equivalent phantom to evaluate T-Mat G and Ortho G films in combination with rare earth screens. The radiographs were compared to radiographs made with high-speed calcium tungstate screens and Kodak XRP film. The reduction in the amount of radiation necessary for the use of rare earth screens (50% to 70%) was accomplished by lowering the mA and adding filtration. All evaluated films were diagnostically acceptable. There was a marked preference of the T-Mat radiographs over the Ortho G radiographs and a slight preference over radiographs made with the standard calcium-tungstate screen-film system.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine