Townie® Poll

Radiography

Poll conducted from 4/3/2009 To 5/5/2009

Are you using digital radiography?
796 total votes
65%
a. Yes
35%
b. No
If you are using digital radiography, which type are you using?
414 total votes
16%
a. Phosphor-plate system
80%
b. Corded sensor
2%
c. Cordless sensor
1%
d. Other
If you are using digital radiography, which system are you using?
397 total votes
1%
a. Camsight
1%
j. Trophy
30%
b. Dexis
14%
c. Gendex
10%
d. Kodak
1%
e. Planmecca
13%
f. Scan-X
2%
g. Sirona
3%
h. Suni
24%
i. Schick
If you are using digital radiography, what needs the most improvement regarding the sensors?
389 total votes
7%
a. Better image quality
14%
b. Cordless sensors
3%
c. Improved compatibility with practice management software
53%
d. Thinner sensor
11%
e. Better sensor holders
6%
f. Infection control barriers
6%
g. Other
What do you use for infection control with phosphor plates?
0 total votes
What do you use for infection control with corded sensors?
0 total votes
What do you use for infection control with cordless sensors?
0 total votes
Which one of the following do you find to be most challenging with respect to digital radiography?
353 total votes
17%
a. Learning the software
62%
b. Positioning the sensor in the mouth
7%
c. Obtaining the desired images quickly
14%
d. Other
Overall how do you view digital radiography compared to film?
428 total votes
65%
a. Easier than film X-ray
18%
b. More difficult than film X-ray
17%
c. The same usability as film X-ray
When taking bitewing X-rays what do you use?
465 total votes
23%
a. The paper sticky tabs
6%
b. The foam sticky tabs
61%
c. An X-ray holder device
9%
d. Other
How do you take bitewing X-rays?
482 total votes
36%
a. Take horizontal bitewings on all patients
9%
b. Take vertical bitewings on all patients
55%
c. Take either vertical or horizontal depending on the patient
In your experience, which is more comfortable for the patient?
440 total votes
61%
a. Digital radiography
39%
b. Film
How often is a full-mouth set of radiographs taken in your office?
487 total votes
1%
a. Every two years
21%
b. Every three years
6%
c. Every four years
45%
d. Every five years
27%
e. When the doctor recommends it
Do you take more digital X-rays now than before when you took traditional X-rays?
422 total votes
42%
a. Yes
58%
b. No

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