RVG in Dentistry
primary contraindication to perform radiological examinations are pregnant. Radiographic examination should be performed during pregnancy only if it is not possible postponement of the examination after birth. If testing is done to a pregnant woman, use the appropriate cover to protect the fetus before irradiation.
Imagine exposing the patient and yourself to a lot of unnecessary radiation and spending the time to process the X-ray film only to find that there is an angulation error or a processing error or both. The RVG cannot help you in correcting angulation errors, but it’s safe to say that you can say goodbye to processing errors. To come to think of it, it might not even be your fault. It is a good practice to have a thermometer to gauge the temperature of the processing solutions, however, any small discrepancy in time, concentration or temperature can result in errors in processing.
Analog To Digital
he world is moving from analog to digital and there’s no denying that fact. One major advantage of the digital world is the ability to store and share information at a fraction of the cost incurred for physical copies. Also, you don’t lose this information if it is uploaded to your cloud storage.
How does this help you? Here’s how:
- Multiple appointment treatments, long-term observation of prognosis and efficacy of treatment is made much easier when having a digital version of the radiograph.
- If your patient is moving to another city, state or country, you can aid the new dentist to get a better idea of the dental history.
- In case you have a patient who wants to file a malicious lawsuit against you, having digital copies of the radiograph can prove to be valuable in addition to the other forms of evidence.