Radiology and x-ray sleeves are protective covers used with dental x-ray sensors or film. They serve the purpose of preventing contamination and damage to the sensors or film during dental procedures. These sleeves function as a protective barrier between the patient's oral cavity and the x-ray equipment, contributing to the maintenance of stringent hygiene standards and prolonging the equipment's longevity.
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They are usually made of a thin, transparent material that allows for clear imaging while providing protection. By utilizing x-ray sleeves, dental professionals can ensure the safety and integrity of their imaging equipment. While barriers play a crucial role in preventing cross-contamination between clients, they also serve as a safeguard against transmission from clients to clinicians and among clinicians themselves.