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Chapter 1, 11-14 Radiology

TermDefinition
Radiation A form of energy carried by waves or a stream of particles
X-ray Beam of energy that has the power to penetrate substances and record images shadows on photographic film or digital sensor
Radiology The science or study of radiation as used in medicine; branch of study that deals with x-rays
Radiography The art and science of making radiographs by the exposure of film to x-ray
Dental Radiographer Person who positions, exposes, and processes dental x-ray image receptors
Cathode ray A stream of high speed electrons that originates from the cathode in the x-ray tube
ALARA As Low As Reasonably Achievable
PARQ Discuss with patient the Procedures, Alternatives, Risk, Questions
Primary benefit Detection of disease; detection of disease far outweigh the risk of small doses of radiation. Also minimizes pain & expense.
Interpersonal skills Relationship between individuals
Communication process where info is exchanges between 2 or more people
Facilitation skills The act of making something easier; skills used to ease communication and develop a trusting relationship between dental professionals and patient
Verbal & Nonverbal Verbal is speaking communication and nonverbal is the non speaking communication but with body language
Patient relations Relationship between patients
Risk management The policies & procedures that should be followed to reduce legal action from patient against dental professional
Disclosure Informing the patient about particulars of radiology exposure
Self determination Legal rights of an individual to make choices about the care of he or she receives; including the opportunity to consent or refuse
Informed consent Consent given by a patient following complete disclosure about the particulars of a procedure
Malpractice liable Improper or negligent conduct or treatment
Confidentiality Private
Standard of Care Overall quality of care that is provided by the dental office
Statue of Limitations Period at which a patient can bring malpractice action against the dentist or other staff
Documentation Paper work stating public or private info about patient or treatment ect
W.C Roentgen Discovered x-rays in 1895
Otto Walkhoff 1st dental radiography; exposure time was 25 minutes. Now time is 1/10 of a sec.
Edmond Kells 1st dental radiograph on live person in US; used own hands to place & hold films, which lead to cancer and loss of fingers then hand then arm
What is the importance of dental x-rays? Diagnostic purposes, conditions can be detected that can not be seen by the eye.
Benefits of dental x-rays? Detection of disease
Docimeter Badge Aka film badge; detects high levels of radiation. Worn at waist level and never worn ourdoors
Created by: cadengel