The American Dental Association has published a new standard to establish clear and concise protocols that ensure adequate quality assurance for digital intraoral radiography. About 90% of practicing dentists use some form of digital intraoral radiographic system for their imaging requirements, according to the ADA. Quality assurance for digital intraoral radiography involves the consistent production of high-quality X-ray images to provide the maximum amount of diagnostic information while minimizing radiation exposure to the patient.
This standard addresses the three components involved with any digital intraoral imaging system: the image display device, X-ray source and digital image acquisition device.
American National Standards Institute/ADA Standard No. 1094 for Quality Assurance for Digital Intra-Oral Radiographic Systems is available for download from the ADA Store
The standard is free for ADA members and $37 for nonmembers.