M. K. Nair
mkn2 at IMAP.PITT.EDU
Thu Nov 15 14:48:41 PST 2001
University of Pittsburgh
Kodal Insight since we ran out of the Ektaspeed Plus about ten or so months ago.
Grainy - yes, but not a big problem so far/
Used for the NERB - yes. No major problems reported.
Have not encountered any significant problems warranting the re-introduction of films used earlier. I did talk to the faculty about a month after the film was introduced for the first time; none voiced any serious concerns about image quality.
----- Original Message -----
From: Allan G. Farman
To: ORADLIST at listserv.ucla.edu
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 8:30 AM
Subject: Re: Film
At Louisville my experience has been that InSight is acceptable. It is not as sharp as U-S when projected at very high magnification by Endodontic residents during their case presentations, but that variation does not affect clinical usage. Reports on film over the past several decades have consistently shown this medium to only effect about a 30% sensitivity for early proximal caries...a fact that is rediscovered by the Boards each time a new film type is introduced. Allan
>>> trazmus at HSC.WVU.EDU 11/15/01 08:18AM >>>
We've been using F-speed (InSight) in the student program exclusively for over a year, with varying degrees of satisfaction among the faculty (and students); the faculty practice continues to use E-speed (Ekta-Plus). The Operative faculty in particular, aren't happy with InSight's ability to consistently demonstrate caries. At a recent administration of the SRTA exam, there was quite a bit of discussion about the demonstration of caries of the teeth being presented by students taking the exam - these were InSight radiographs. In defense of the InSight images made at this school, most of them are very good, but each week a enough "suboptimal" radiographs are produced that cause the faculty to again raise questions about "the problems with new film". My opinion is that the suboptimal images result from variations in individual technique rather than from the film. As a compromise, we will begin to use D-speed (Ultra) for bitewings and possibly Endo, and InSight for periapica!
>>> nlfred at HOME.COM 11/14/01 07:55PM >>>
If we could have a little help with a few questions please:
Who is using F-speed film at their institution?
What is your experience? Good? Problems?
Do you know of any resistance by examining boards. It is my
understanding that one/some did not like E-speed images.
We had an unfortunate experience here with E-speed film some years ago
that I would not like to repeat.
Neil L. Frederiksen
Baylor College of Dentistry/TAMUSHSC
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