Mobile Dental X-ray Units
lisa.koenig at MARQUETTE.EDU
Tue Sep 4 08:38:42 PDT 2001
Hello Axel, thanks for asking a question about mobile x-ray units. Thanks
also to Eriks Blaschka for the contact number for Sirona. Does anybody
have the contact numbers for the other units Jim Geist mentioned: Image-X
70 Plus, Irix 70 and Novelix ETX. We are building a new school and I am
receiving a lot of pressure to obtain mobile units for the clinic floor.
The argument being that making the patient go to radiology is not
patient-centered. I have been strongly opposed to this as I believe that
mobile units are only indicated when the patient is non-ambulatory. Our
experience is that they tend to sit in the corner and gather dust because
it is more difficult to get them to the patient than to have the patient go
to radiology. I do think that having them in Oral Surgery for patients
under anaesthesia and in Special Patient Clinics is an excellent use for
them. (fits my criteria for non-ambulatory patients) Does anyone have any
experience with these units other than in these two areas? What about
radiation protection and infection control?
At 01:39 PM 8/29/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I have a series of questions. This is the first.
>What mobile dental x-ray units are currently on the market, and what
>is the contact point for the companies who make/sell them?
>Axel Ruprecht D.D.S., M.Sc.D., F.R.C.D.(C)
>Professor and Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
>Professor of Radiology
>Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology
> (O) 319-335-7341
> (FAX) 319-335-7351
> e-mail:axel-ruprecht at uiowa.edu
> mail: University of Iowa - DSB
> Iowa City IA 52242-1001
>The only man who ever got all his work
>done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.
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