Technology To Reduce Dental X-Ray Radiation

Dr. Dale Miles, an oral and maxillofacial radiologist in Fountain Hills Arizona, describes using solid-state detectors, thyroid collars and rectangular collimation to substantially reduce x-ray dose to their patients in their dental offices. He demonstrates the original Tru-Align TM product introduced in 2012 to the profession as well as the second, new product version called Tru-Image TM to show how either of these devices makes rectangular collimation easy to perform for the dental assistant or dental hygienist. He also explains how rectangular collimation improves image quality for x-ray receptors, especially dental x-ray film and phosphor plates.