Vol. 2, 2017

Original research papers

Radiation Protection

QUALITY CONTROL IN DENTAL RADIOLOGY IN SERBIA: PRELIMINARY RESULTS

Zoran Mirkov

Pages: 95-98

DOI: 10.21175/RadProc.2017.20

For the purposes of this study, the quality control was carried out on 40 intraoral and 20 panoramic dental x-ray units in use in the public and private sector in Serbia. Parts of the quality control which are derived were: visual inspection of the dental x-ray units and related equipment, performance testing of the dental x-ray units and inspection of the radiation protection facilities for patient, personnel and population. Results show that most of the examined devices (88% intraoral and 95% panoramic x-ray units) operate within regulatory standards. The worst results showed intraoral devices that operate on 50 kV within the repeatability of exposure time and the lack of adequate filtration. The main reason for this is the irregular and insufficient servicing of x-ray units and related equipment.
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