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Dr. Salivonchik Puts Patient Safety First with Radiation Education

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…)