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Establishment of a diagnostic reference level for dental intraoral bitewing X-rays in Western Australia

Rik Nezich, consultant Medical Physicist at Precision Radiation Services, has co-authored a new research paper in Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, titled “Establishment of a local diagnostic reference level for dental intraoral bitewing X-rays”. This study aimed to measure the distribution of radiation doses that are typically applied by dental X-ray operators in Western […]

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International Atomic Energy Agency publishes report on radiation protection in dental radiology

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has published a new report in 2022 on radiation protection in dental radiology.

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X-Ray operator pressing the exposure switch of a dental OPG/CBCT unit.

Who is permitted to operate dental x-ray equipment in Western Australia?

A common question that we get from our clients is “who is legally allowed to operate our dental x-ray machines?”. In this article, I will explore the answer to this question in the context of the Radiation Safety Act 1975 (WA).