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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-81

Establishment of pediatric local diagnostic reference levels for intraoral radiography


Department of Medical Physics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. A Saravana Kumar
Department of Medical Physics, PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore . 641 004, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/rpe.RPE_9_20

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The objective of the present study is to propose a set of regional diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for pediatric intraoral (IO) radiography procedures classified by IO examinations in Tamil Nadu, India. Of the 120 total units, 60 were digital and the remaining 60 units used film as image receptors. The third quartile values obtained for the selected IO examinations ranged from 1.05 mGy for the mandibular incisors to 1.48 mGy for the maxillary molars. The DRLs of the present study compare well with other International published DRLs. Following this primary study, DRLs will be proposed for other regions of the country, to arrive at national DRLs for pediatric IO dentistry.


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