[ RadSafe ] Cone beam x-ray doses
SPerle at mirion.com
Tue Jun 15 16:25:19 CDT 2010
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Sander C. Perle
Dosimetry Services Division
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Joel C.
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 10:33 AM
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Cone beam x-ray doses
Much has been written about increased public exposures to medical x-rays. How about dental x-rays? More & more dentists are using cone beam units for panoramic images. In fact, a friend is asking me about doses from this procedure. He's concerned about dose to the thyroid and also to the lymph nodes in the neck. He thinks the lead apron won't protect those lymph nodes. Can someone shed some light on this?
Joel I. Cehn, CHP
joelc at alum.wpi.edu
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