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Dental radiography 

Dental radiography
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Dental radiography
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10.1093/med/9780199235902.003.0011
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date: 24 June 2021

Radiation 232

Radiation safety 233

Legislation and regulations 234

Techniques and principles 236

Types of film 237

Manually processing x-ray films 238

Automatic and digital processing 242

Storing radiographic files and materials 244

Film faults: what went wrong? 246

Radiation cannot be seen, smelt, heard, or felt and is ∴ difficult to detect. In minute quantities radiation can be considered harmless, but excessive exposure to radiation can be hazardous and ∴ should not be ignored. Most people have been exposed to radiation in the form of a dental or medical x-ray. This form of radiation is known as ‘electromagnetic’ and not only includes x-rays, but also includes gamma (...

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