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How do you measure for possible scatter radiation with a nomad x-ray unit.

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NCBI states NOMAD presents risks that are no greater than with standard dental radiographic units to the patient or operator and the measured doses are well below recommended levels.

Another study with NCBI states backscatter radiation was determined while the operator employed various typical and atypical use scenarios……annual Maximum Permissive Dose of 50 mSv (5000 mrem).
Average annual operator exposure:
Whole body: 0.047 mSv (4.47 mrem) or 0.09% of annual MPD.
Reproductive Organs: received the highest dose of the whole body dose.
Thyroid: received the lowest dose of the whole body.

*These results are well below established occupation exposure limits and are compatible with those published by the NOMAD manufacturer*

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This is a great question! I use one everyday and often wonder about this. R they gonna say 10 years from now it’s dangerous? I’m thinking of wearing a badge

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We occasionally wear badges at my office that measure scatter radiation. This is the only way I know how to measure it.

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I read a study that gauged the scatter by wearing badges and the outcome was no more than conventional methods. I would check into your state regulations. I was told by a dental assistant that in Oregon that the operator has to wear a lead jacket and a lead mask as well. If anyone knows if that is true please share.

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