[Oradlist] retakes of digital images
Matteson, Stephen R
MATTESON at uthscsa.edu
Sat Apr 24 11:51:26 PDT 2010
Hello all; just a question about the issue of retakes of digital images.
I had a digital panormatic image of myself at a recent dental appointment and the operator did two retakes for reasons unclear to me. I do not know if my dentist knew about the retakes.
A friend of mine had a digital full mouth series done at his dentist and noticed, and that the operator took 20 or so images to get the 14 they wanted. The retakes were just deleted by the operator. He does not know if the dentist knew about all the retakes.
So, a senior guy like me who spent considerable time dealing with retakes of films by students, wonders if the software in the digital imaging systems authomatically collects the retakes for use in a quality control process for feedback to operators, and for documentation of the actual radiation dose to the patient to be recorded in the patient records; and maybe generates a retake log?
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