Basic Guide to Dental Radiography provides an essential introduction to radiography in the dental practice. Illustrated throughout, this guide outlines and explains each topic in a clear and accessible style.
Comprehensive coverage includes general physics, principles of image formation, digital image recording, equipment, biological effects of x-rays and legislation
Suitable for the whole dental team
Illustrated in full colour throughout
Ideal for those completing mandatory CPD in radiography
Useful study guide for the NEBDN Certificate in Dental Radiography, the National Certificate in Radiography or the Level 3 Diploma in Dental Nursing
Tim Reynolds has worked for many years as a radiographer in the NHS. Outside of clinical work Tim has worked in radiographic education for more than 20 years. Tim was a nationally elected member of the College of Radiographers Council. During his time on Council he was a member of the team that liaised with the Dental Nurse Standards Advisory Board to jointly develop the syllabus of study which provided the model for dental nurse radiography courses. He also sat on the National Executive of the British Radiation Protection Association. Formerly Principal Tutor for the Diagnostic Radiography undergraduate course at Keele University, Tim now runs his own educational consultancy specialising in radiography training for dental nurses.
Acknowledgements viii 1 General physics 1 2 X -ray production 12 3 X -ray interaction with matter 27 4 Principles of image formation 36 5 Imaging with dental X -ray film 46 6 Digital imaging recording 61 7 X -ray equipment 70 8 Radiation doses and dose measurement 78 9 Biological effects of X -rays 86 10 Legislation: Ionising Radiations Regulations 1999 (IRR 1999) 94 11 Legislation: Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposures) Regulations 2000 (IR(ME)R 2000), Statutory Instrument 1059 108 12 Quality assurance 114 13 Dental intra -oral paralleling techniques 128 14 Orthopantomography 159 15 Other dental radiographic techniques 170 Appendix A: Adequate training 189 Appendix B: Image quality troubleshooting 192 Index 201