Was the panoramic machine a digital x-ray or a traditional film x-ray? I'm going to assume it was digital since he just recently installed it. The older film x-rays tend to require more radiation than the newer digital x-ray systems.
I will have to look up the exact radiation dosage for the panoramic x-ray but I believe its equivalent to taking 4 of the smaller regular x-rays.
A regular digital x-ray is equivalent to about 5-10 mins in the sunlight. But let me double check that
Thanks for your answer.
Yes the machine was digital since it is connected to a computer and the "picture" taken is not produced on a film.
So shall I not be afraid of something since the radiation is low??
I would say that we always try to reduce the amount of radiation we give to our patients but that when weighing the benefits versus the risks, usually x-rays help us to provide better treatment for our patients.
Thanks to digital radiography, the amount of radiation is reduced greatly. I wouldn't worry about it too much.