Of course, this or any type of x-ray imaging is only possible with some radiation exposure to the patient. Recently, there has been a heightened interest in radiation exposure regarding airport scanning, hospital use of CT, dental use of CBCT and 2D imaging, and general exposure we gain as we go about our everyday lives. When it comes to dental, the GXCB-500 HD CBCT system and its sister product, the i-CAT, offer an advantages for clinicians who seek to manage the dose their patients receive: a variety of options for adjusting radiation exposure. Through collimation, the practitioner can narrow the area of the anatomy that is exposed, and different resolutions and scan time choices can help him or her customize the scan to the needs of the actual procedure and the patient. These options help doctors meet their ALARA goals.
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