Patrick K Hardman

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OBJECTIVES To compare the diagnostic accuracy of conventional film, unenhanced direct digital and inversion grayscale direct digital imaging in the detection of approximal caries. METHODS 150 approximal surfaces of extracted permanent molars and premolars were selected for the study on the basis of varying lesion depth. The teeth were radiographed using(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare panoramic temporomandibular joint radiography, unenhanced and color-enhanced digital-subtraction radiography with respect to detectability of simulated osteophytic lesions of the mandibular condyle. METHODS Three dry human skulls with no obvious temporomandibular joint pathology were selected. Four sizes of(More)
This article summarizes the use of rare earth screen technology to achieve high-quality panoramic and cephalometric radiographs with sizable reductions in patient radiation dosage. Collimation, shielding, quality control, and darkroom procedures are reviewed to further reduce patient risk and improve image quality.
U.S. and Canadian dental schools were surveyed concerning infection control practices in dental radiology. The majority of respondents reported surface disinfection of intraoral projection operatories (55 percent) and panoramic operatories (61 percent) before or after each patient. The most frequently used surface disinfectant was iodophor. Most schools(More)
Red cell samples from a patient who was suffering from massive hemolysis due to a brown recluse spider (Loxosceles reclusa) bite were found to be reactive by indirect antiglobulin test with most ABO-compatible serum samples. Spider venom, enzymes related to those in spider venom, and antisera to plasma proteins and Rh antigens were used to investigate the(More)
A study was undertaken to determine whether the prevalence of hepatitis B surface antibody (anti-HBs) increased among students in a dental school after exposure to patients. Predoctoral students were followed during their 4 years of dental school. An anti-HBs determination was made before patient contact and again just before graduation. Of the 247(More)
Contamination of processor solutions adversely affects the image quality of radiographic films. The purpose of this study was to determine the amount of developer or fixer contaminant that was necessary to produce a significant densitometric change in the base plus fog, speed, or contrast optical density readings for panoramic film. Significant differences(More)