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August 2010 Hand-held Dental X-Ray Units

 

This collectible contains information about the design and use of these units. Some preliminary dosimetry data and radiation safety considerations are also presented.

  October 2009 Repeat Analysis  This QA gives detailed instructions on how to do a retake analysis. 
   October 2008 Brief Overview of Computed Radiography  This Collectible provides a brief overview of computed radiography, including the advantages and disadvantages, as well as inspector tips.  
  September 2008  Dose-Area Product (DAP) This Collectible provides a brief description of dose-area product (DAP) meters. [First published October 2001. Reviewed & republished September 2008.]  
  September 2008  Dental Device for the Normalization and Monitoring of Intraoral Film Processing Systems   This collectible discusses the use of a dental radiographic normalizing and monitoring device as a QC tool in dental offices. 
  September 2008  Quality Assurance Tips for Fluoroscopic Image Evaluation, Low-Contrast Performance Measurement protocols for measuring low contrast with a test tool for fluoroscopic units are detailed. [First published February 1987. Revised & republished September 2008.]  
  September 2008 Quality Assurance Tips for Fluoroscopic Image Evaluation, High-Contrast Performance Measurement protocols for measuring high contrast with a test tool for fluoroscopic units are detailed. [First published October 1986. Reviewed & republished September 2008.] 
  September 2008  Tube Warm-up and the On-Off Question   Whether or not tubes should be warmed up prior to use and whether or not machines should be left on are discussed. [First published December 1991. Revised/republished September 2008.]
  September 2008  Checklist Guide for Quality PA Chest Radiographs   Originally written by the Washington State Department of Health, this collectible is intended for distribution to non-RT x-ray machine operators to assist them with positioning. [First published April 1988. Reviewed & republished September 2008.] 
   September 2008  Mammography Phantom Image Quality Evaluation   This collectible details the manner in which mammography phantoms should be scored according to the American College of Radiology and the Food and Drug Administration. [First published August 1996. Reviewed & republished September 2008.] 
  September 2008  Grids  Information about grids is relayed in this collectible. First published March 1990. Reviewed/republished September 2008. 
  September 2008  Imaging System Speed-An Update  This collectible includes charts with speeds for different film-screen combinations for both blue and green films. First published August 1991. [Revised/republished September 2008.] 
  September 2008  kVp Ranges for Routine Exams  This collectible gives suggested ranges of kVp's for several exam types. [First published January 1990. Revised & republished September 2008.] 
  September 2008  kVp Measurements  Non-invasive kVp measurements are discussed, along with problems inherent to this type of measurement. [First published April 1994. Revised & republished September 2008.]  
  October 2007  Brief Overview of Photo-Stimulable Phosphor Imaging for Dental Intraoral Imaging  This collectible discusses this technique and provides advantages of PSP Imaging - Free Download 

October 2001  Beam Quality: Total Fitration and Half-Vlue Layer Explains the difference between total filtration and half-value layer 
  February 2001  Computed Tomography Fluoroscopy   This Collectible provides a brief description of CT fluoroscopy and lists important radiation safety inspection objectives. 
  October 2000  Automatic Dental Film Processors    This collectible provides a table of manufacturer specifications for dental film processing systems 
  June 2000  Processor Cross-Over Procedure    This collectible lists the main points of the cross-over procedure and explains the procedure. 
  October 1998  Developing a Technique Chart for a CT System - Why is it Important?  Sponsored by CRCPD's Committee on Quality Assurance in Diagnostic X-Ray (H-7)  
  June 1995  Test Stand Modifications  A compilation of modifications from several states, this collectible is a synopsis of a paper written by the State of Illinois as a suggestion for other states. The test stand in question is the one that was issued in the Food and Drug Administration Level 2 Survey Kit. [Committee reviewed in 1999] 
  December 1992  Processor Sensitometric Control  Outlines the importance of a processor quality control program. 
  June 1992  Stray Radiation from Dental Panoramic X-Ray Systems   This collectible was written to assist inspectors and facilities in determining exposure levels from panoramic units. It includes diagrams of scatter measurements taken 1 meter from the tube head of panoramic radiograph, panelipse, and orthopantomograph units. 
  April 1991  Maintaining Film Processing Quality in Low Volume Processors   
  December 1990  Testing of Dental Panoramic X-Ray Systems Using CT Chamber  A "How To" collectible for the inspector. [Committee reviewed in 1999]  
  April 1989  Darkroom Safelights - One Easy Lesson  This Q.A. Collectible (QAC) was written to assist state inspectors in evaluating safelights, names of filters and the appropriate type of film  
  October 1988  Make it Easy for Yourself - A Checklist Guide for Quality Intraoral Radiographs  Originally written by the Washington State Department of Health, this collectible is intended for distribution to facility trained dental assistants to assist them with positioning. [Committee reviewed in 1999] 
  July 1988  Methods to Reduce Patient Exposure  This collectible gives suggested methods for reducing patient exposure from diagnostic x-ray exams. [Committee reviewed in 1999.]  
  December 1987  Typical Patient Fluoroscopic Exposure Rate  This collectible gives the test method and equations for determining fluoroscopic exposure rates. [Committee reviewed in 1999.]  
  October 1987  Darkroom Fog  Outlines how to measure for darkroom fog 
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