Three Intraoral Radiographic Receptor-Positioning Systems: A Comparative Study Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Tang, Qun
    • Affiliation: School of Dentistry, Division of Allied Dental Education, Dental Hygiene Master's Program
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  • This study compared the number and types of radiographic technique errors when photostimulable phosphor sensors were used with XCP[restricted trademark] (Standard), XCP-ORA[TM] (Modified), and XCP[registered trademark]/JADRAD[TM] (Standard/Shield) devices. A randomized block design was used to assign senior dental hygiene students (n=29) into groups with alternating sequences of systems used. A clinical survey regarding use of each system and a post study survey comparing the systems were administrated upon each full mouth series exposure and completion of all tested systems respectively. Images were assessed by a calibrated evaluator (ICC=0.87) for technique errors based on standard guidelines. Quantitative data were analyzed using ANOVA. The mean percent (sd) of any technique error for the Standard, Modified, and Standard/Shield system was 18.4(8.1), 17.5(7.2), and 15.4(6.6) respectively (p=0.43). No statistical difference in technique errors was found among the systems. Error types varied per device. Half of the subjects who used all three systems preferred the XCP-ORA[TM].
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  • ... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Dental Hygiene Education in the Department of Dental Ecology, School of Dentistry.
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  • Mauriello, Sally M.
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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