The Lead x-ray doors require a customized installation for proper protective adherence. The heavy weight of the lead should be in with the door. The frame should be designed to provide support between the door and the lead-lined wall in the opposite walls. The doors should be installed in the areas that are devoid of excessive moisture which might come from cement or wet plaster. Before installation, the door frame should be appropriately set into the studded wall in order to support the door weight and size. The doors should be allowed to be familiar with the surrounding before original installation.
Leaded X-ray doors installation such as “The drywall” would conform to ASTM C36. Lead lining should be from 1/32? – 1/16? and if required 1/8?, while not recommended because of the heavy weight and handling. A suggested thickness of a single un-pierced sheet of lead in any preferred length is applied and bonded to the proper length of drywall/gypsum board. The drywall/gypsum boards are offered in a minimum size of 4? x 8? to a maximum 4? x 10? x 5/8? minimum thickness. 1/2? thick drywall is available but not recommended.
Also, the materials need to be in a vertical position with joints running from floor to ceiling as mandatory by standards. Drill pilot holes as essential to prevent deformation of a fastener, lead or distortion of the board. A minimum lead overlap of one inch is required at all joints and corners and the extension lead overhang at least one inch into all frames or openings.
Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been accepted virtually in almost all the field of dentistry and has been widely used in dental clinics for over a decade. The increasing usage of imaging and the consequential effect of radiation exposure have created significant concern among health practitioners’ on reduced doses and patients’ safety. While the benefits of CBCT examination have been reported extensively, the radiation dose to the patient especially children is also very significant. This is why the Low Dose CBCT Xray was introduced.
The Low Dose CBCT Xray captures data using a cone-shaped x-ray beam. CBCT x-ray is used mainly to detect abnormal teeth, endodontic diagnosis, diagnosis of dental trauma etc. the radiation coming out from CBCT x-ray is much lower than those coming out from other CT-exams. This poses an advantage over other x-rays because younger patients proved to be more sensitive to radiation and the side effect (radiation) will take a longer time before it manifest. Thus low dose CBCT Xray help reduce the risk of radiation in children due to its low level of the Panoramic image to protect the young patient and information level of a CBCT image for the most appropriate treatment.
Also, when patients are planning for the best treatment such as implantation, the patients are concerned about the implantation was completed successfully. Low dose CBCT x-ray provides the best planning and the treatment because it is the only device that gives accurate CBCT image for necessary information to be 100% assured. Thus, with low does CBCT xray, dentists are able to assure their patient that everything went well at the low level of an intra-oral scan.