Study of the observing the principles of radiation protection and the factors related to it in dentistry centers

Keikhai Farzaneh, M.J. and Miri, N. and Vardian, M. and Afzalipour, R. (2013) Study of the observing the principles of radiation protection and the factors related to it in dentistry centers. Research Journal of Medical Sciences, 7 (5-6). pp. 123-126.

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The risk of death rate resulted from imaging with X-rays has been assessed as 2.5 vases of all one million radiographiesso that 170 cases of death rate are annually occurred owing to using X-rays to perform a thorough intra-oral radiography. For this reason, various guidelines are taken in recent years regarding the protection against ionizing radiations in dental radiography from the International Organization for Radiation Protection. This study aims to determine observing the protection principles against radiation in dentistry centers. In this descriptive study, a number of dentistry centers in Sistan and Baluchestan Province were evaluated to determine observing the radiation protection principles so that having been presented in dentistry centers, some information was achieved the patients and personnel�s observing the protection principles through observation and filling out the questionnaire and the relative and absolute frequency of each indicators were then analyzed in the next stage through SPSS Software. An undesirable condition can be seen in most dentistry center due to existing the equipment of radiation protection such aslead pinny, thyroid protection and compressed lead walls in these centers such that 100 of dentistry radiography rooms had lead partitions, 31 of radiography rooms had thyroid protection and 26 were deprived of lead immunized walls. Using high-speed films and automatic fixation and emergence equipments in regarded centers is a very positive point and on the other hand, one of the main problems in these centers is lack of periodically performing quality control tests. Observing the protection principles against radiation in dentistry centers had a desirable condition however, this condition was not the same as those in quality control program. © Medwell Journals, 2013.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Article; dentistry; gonad; human; ionizing radiation; pregnant woman; quality control; questionnaire; radiation dose; radiation protection; thyroid function; tooth radiography; X ray
Divisions: School of Medicine
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Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 16:54
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