Comparison of the Absorbed Dose of Target Organs between Conventional and Digital Panoramic Radiography | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Comparison of the Absorbed Dose of Target Organs between Conventional and Digital Panoramic Radiography

Author(s):Zohre Reyhani, Nadia Nil Avar and Mohamad Ali Moghadam

The purpose of this study was to measure and compare target organ’s exposure by direct digital and conventional panoramic radiography. Dose measurements were carried out on a RANDO phantom, which TLDs were placed into 5 target area: thyroid gland, left and right submandibular and parotid salivary glands. Panoramic radiographs were taken with two conventional (CRANEX Tome, Soredex, Tusula Finland) and direct digital devices (CRANEX D, Soredex, Tusula Finland).In total, the phantom was irradiated 30 times in the two systems. The TLDs were then coded and analyzed. T-test of statistical analysis was used to find the correlation. We found statistically significant reduction in absorbed dose of target organs in digital panoramic radiography(P<0.01). The highest absorbed dose was for submandibular gland and the lowest was for thyroid gland. We concluded that can reduce absorbed dose in vital organs.

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