A critical evaluation of xerocephalometry: absorbed dose and diagnostic information.

Abstract

The present study showed that the thyroid (60X) and active bone marrow (100X) doses are increased when xeroradiography is used in cephalometrics, as compared to a rare earth screen/film system. These results are compared to previously published articles. The rationale for advocating a kVp setting of approximately 100 and a negative development mode is presented. It is recommended that xeroradiographic cephalometric examinations be reserved for special cases in which image quality is a top-priority requirement.

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@article{Kaugars1984ACE, title={A critical evaluation of xerocephalometry: absorbed dose and diagnostic information.}, author={G E Kaugars and Panos P. Fatouros}, journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology}, year={1984}, volume={57 4}, pages={443-50} }