June 14, 2011
As part of his continuing efforts to maintain exceptional patient care, Dr. Salivonchik took a course in radiation safety. Many patients are concerned with the level of radiation exposure in dental X-rays, and Dr. Salivonchik wanted to provide them with up-to-date information.
How Radiation is Measured
Units of radiation are measured as rem, but the dosages for medical X-rays are so miniscule, they’re measured as millirem or mrem. An mrem is one thousandth of a rem. The Health Physics Society states that diagnostic X-ray exposures “are usually comparable to those that we receive routinely from natural radiation all around us.” (more…)
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April 12, 2011
Digital X-Rays and Radiation Safety from Dr. Salivonchik
Dr. Salivonchik believes in using modern technology to provide safe, quality service to the residents of Allentown, and surrounding communities. And so, to help us meet our goal, we’re going back to school!
That’s right, this May, we’ll grow our knowledge through a continuing education course on the most recent developments in radiation safety. We believe there’s no better way to maintain a consistent level of exceptional service than by continuing to learn. Our office uses digital radiography, which uses less radiation than traditional X-rays, and we want to do everything we can to stay educated so that we can provide you with the safest options in preventive care.
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