Radiography, Dental, Digital

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Radiography, Dental, Digital

Synonym(s) - Dental Digital Radiography - Digital Dental Radiography, Direct - Digital Radiography, Dental - Dental Radiovisiography - Digora

Definition: A rapid, low-dose, digital imaging system using a small intraoral sensor instead of radiographic film, an intensifying screen, and a charge-coupled device. It presents the possibility of reduced patient exposure and minimal distortion, although resolution and latitude are inferior to standard dental radiography. A receiver is placed in the mouth, routing signals to a computer which images the signals on a screen or in print. It includes digitizing from x-ray film or any other detector. (From MEDLINE abstracts; personal communication from Dr. Charles Berthold, NIDR)

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