In an article posted in the New York Times on July 14, 2017, a reader inquires as to why his dentist takes so many x-rays. Reducing the use of x-rays to only when they are diagnostically necessary is in line with the ALARA principle. Adding Tru-Image to your practice will further place your practice in line with the ALARA principle by greatly reducing the amount of x-ray radiation exposure to your patients and staff.
A quick post from Dr Larry Emmott on his Emmott On Technology blog about his support for Tru-Image. Check it out!
Check out the article at http://emmottontechnology.com/general/tru-image-interactive-diagnostic-imaging/.
Improving the Atmosphere: Tru-Align System
I have used Tru-Align for some time now and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Prior to using this technology, retakes were often needed, images weren’t as clear as I wanted them, and the radiation from the x-rays wasn’t exactly where I wanted it.
Not all dentists use the reasonable means available to reduce the amount of radiation that takes place when it’s time to perform an x-ray. Sure, everyone uses the lead bib to block radiation but it only does so much. Making sure radiation is handled correctly is important for everyone’s health and has always had my full attention. In recent years, dental x-rays have been associated with the risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed brain tumor in the country.
It is important that we take every precaution to ensure our patients’ safety regarding radiation issues. I’ve done just that by using Tru-Align to eliminate any radiation problems that other dentists have experienced. My patients love how quick and efficient their x-rays have become. The images have never been clearer and had such a high image resolution.
The rectangular shape of the device, which reminds me of the radar guns you see police officers use to catch speedy drivers, has eliminated prior scatter radiation that would reflect back as noise. This often compromised the image quality and weakened the diagnostic quality. I’ve seen a 70% reduction in radiation exposure through Tru-Align. My main goal when I adopted this new technology was to reduce possible health risk and the lack of clarity of our x-ray results. Creating a safer atmosphere for my patients and improving the overall health risk associated with using radiation has never been easier because of Tru-Align.
Using Tru-Align has improved productivity around the office and has benefitted not only my patients’ health, but my own. I enjoy how the beam detects the correct area and allows the scope to scan the designated area. Using radiation technology can be dangerous to anyone’s health, but with Tru-Align I know I can trust the technology and its efficiency. This technology has helped to improve my practice and patient care tremendously and I recommend this to anyone who is looking to improve the quality and safety of their practice.
Dr. Angela Bateson, DDS has been practicing general dentistry in Findlay, Ohio since 1995. She strives to meet the needs of the dental community as a whole and provide them with exceptional dental care that can fit into their life style and budget. Learn more at http://www.batesondentistry.com/.
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Dr Larry Emmott writes about Tru-Align and the benefits of rectangular collimation.
To read the entire article, please go to the DentalCompare web site...
Digital imaging and rectangular collimation should be used to ensure that the ALARA (as low as reasonably achievable) principle can be maximized when taking bitewing radiographs in pediatric patients, according to a poster presentation at the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR) annual meeting last month.
Read the entire article on the Dr Bicuspid website...
The American Thyroid Association is now recommending that thyroid collars be used for all dental x-rays, except when they interfere with the examination.
Tru-Align is the perfect compliment to a thyroid collar. By focusing the x-ray beam using rectangular collimation, Tru-Align reduces the exposure to your patients by 70%. More importantly, Tru-Align eliminates scatter radiation, ensuring that only the image receptor is exposed.
The media coverage of the study linking dental x-rays to benign meningioma brain tumors continues. The Economist has posted an article titled "Dental X-rays: Little and Not Often, Please".
Read the full article here.
While we know dental x-rays are safe, they can be made even better. Tru-Align reduces x-ray exposure by up to 70%, and eliminates harmful scatter radiation.
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