Oral Health Group

Do barrier envelopes keep PSP plates safe?

September 30, 2011
by ken

By Kathy Kincaide Editor in Chief Dr. Bicuspid

September 30, 2011 — The advent of digital intraoral radiography has created new infection-control challenges for dental offices that previously were not an issue with film-based imaging. Because photostimulable phosphor (PSP) and solid-state sensors cannot be autoclaved, barrier envelopes are used to prevent cross-contamination between uses.

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