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Techniques and treatments

Radiography, Dental, Digital

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


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


Generic term(s)

  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnostic techniques and procedures
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Photography
  • Image enhancement
  • Radiographic image enhancement
  • Radiography, Dental, Digital


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