Doses to patients from dental radiology in France.

  title={Doses to patients from dental radiology in France.},
  author={M Benedittini and Carlo Maccia and C Lefaure and Francis Fagnani},
  journal={Health physics},
  volume={56 6},
In France, a national study was undertaken to estimate both dental radiology practices (equipment and activity) and the associated population collective dose. This study was done in two steps: A nationwide survey was conducted on the practitioner categories involved in dental radiology, and dosimetric measurements were performed on patients and on an anthropomorphic phantom by using conventional dental x-ray machines and pantomographic units. A total of 27.5 x 10(6) films were estimated to have… CONTINUE READING

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