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Should I do & how much radiation CT scans for one dental implant causes vs regular chest/head CT scan or one digital tooth x ray. I am curious to know

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Radiation dose chart

We only want to take the minimum number and type of x-rays or scans in order to properly diagnose and treatment plan.
Without that we might either miss something or the final result might be compromised. Here is a good website for you to look at: http://www.Ans.Org/pi/resources/dosechart/.

In brief: Radiation dose chart

We only want to take the minimum number and type of x-rays or scans in order to properly diagnose and treatment plan.
Without that we might either miss something or the final result might be compromised. Here is a good website for you to look at: http://www.Ans.Org/pi/resources/dosechart/.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: The largest 200 mrem

The largest does listed for a CBCT scan of the head of 200 mrem. This is about the same amount of radiation you get from natural radon (flight from Los Angeles to New York).

In brief: The largest 200 mrem

The largest does listed for a CBCT scan of the head of 200 mrem. This is about the same amount of radiation you get from natural radon (flight from Los Angeles to New York).
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: Should you do ?

Answer is yes, if your surgeon is requesting digital images of your surgery site.
The amount of radiation is least for a single dental film, and obviously more for a scan that has to pass through more tissue. What you must remember is that the dosage is of diagnostic strength, not occupational exposure. Millions of images have been taken without a problem.

In brief: Should you do ?

Answer is yes, if your surgeon is requesting digital images of your surgery site.
The amount of radiation is least for a single dental film, and obviously more for a scan that has to pass through more tissue. What you must remember is that the dosage is of diagnostic strength, not occupational exposure. Millions of images have been taken without a problem.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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