Safe and Effective Use of Handheld Radiography
Following safety guidelines and implementing proper technique are integral to the efficient use of handheld X-ray devices.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify strategies to ensure the safe use of portable dental X-ray devices, or handhelds.
- Explain the necessary strategies to reduce the risks of radiation exposure while using handhelds.
- Discuss the proper technique for capturing high-quality radiographs while decreasing safety risks with handhelds.
This course was issued in December 2019 and expires December 2022. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.