Rationalization of radiation dose

Yuri Nejaim, Karla de Faria Vasconcelos, Gina D Roque-Torres, Abraham Meneses-López, Frab Norberto Bóscolo, Francisco Haiter-Neto

Article ID: 1714
Vol 2, Issue 1, 2019

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Currently there is a great acceptance in medicine and dentistry that clinical practice should be “evidence-based” as much as possible. That is why multiple works have been published aimed at decreasing radiation doses in the different types of imaging modalities used in dentistry, since the greater effect of radiation, especially in children, forces us to take necessary measures to rationalize its use, especially with Cone Beam computed tomography (CBCT), the method that provides the highest doses in dentistry. This review was written using such an approach with the purpose of rationalizing the radiation dose in our patients. In order to formulate recommendations that contribute to the optimization of the use of ionizing radiation in dentistry, the SEDENTEXCT project team compiled and analyzed relevant publications in the literature, guidelines that have demonstrated their efficiency in the past, thus helping to see with different perspectives the dose received by patients, and with this, it is recommended taking into account this document so as to prescribe more adequately the complementary examinations that we use on a daily basis.


Ionizing Radiation; Radiobiology; Radiation Dose-response Relationship

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