The ADA has published a new standard to establish clear and concise protocols designed to ensure adequate quality assurance for digital intraoral radiography.
American National Standards Institute/ADA Standard No. 1094 for Quality Assurance for Digital Intra-Oral Radiographic Systems is now available for download.
Approximately 90% of practicing dentists use some form of digital radiographic system for their imaging requirements, according to the ADA.
Quality assurance for digital intraoral radiography involves the consistent production of high-quality X-ray images to provide the maximum amount of diagnostic information while minimizing radiation exposure to the patient, the ADA said.
The standard addresses the three components involved with any digital intraoral imaging system, the ADA said: the image display device, the X-ray source, and the digital image acquisition device.
The standard is free for ADA members and $37 for nonmembers.
The ADA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop American National Standards and technical reports for products and information technology used by dental professionals and consumers.
National standards developed by the ADA serve the dental profession by ensuring product safety and efficacy for both clinician and patient by providing information on new and emerging technologies, according to the organization.
There are currently more than a hundred national standards, the ADA continued, with more under development.