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Chapter-26 Films and Media

BOOK TITLE: Fundamentals of Oral Medicine and Radiology

Author
1. DN Bailoor
2. Keerthilatha Pai
ISBN
9788180615146
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10318_26
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2005
Pages
9
Author Affiliations
1. Yenepoya Dental College and Hospital, Mangalore
2. Manipal College of Dental Surgery, Manipal
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Abstract

A historically starting from the glass X-ray plates to cellulose to now polyester plastic media have been improved continually over this century for better image and reduction in dose. The computers heralded a paradigm shift in the media with the charge coupled device and phosphor storage media dominating the imaging scene. The Xero-radiography made a brief appearance on the maxillofacial radiology scene but it was to become obsolete due to cost and awkwardness of processing. Today almost all the media we can look forward to will be digital. Days are not far when the dark room, and the processing chemicals will be kept in dental museum with the Howard Raper’s Radiology textbook. The radiographic examination whether it is intraoral periapical technique or panoramic radiographic technique the digital CCD direct methods are reducing the doses and new methods of filtration like Niobium are being investigated to further reduce the dose to ALARA levels.

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