Use of intensifying screen is:

 # Use of intensifying screen is:
a. to decrease scattered radiation 
b. to decrease patient radiation 
c. to increase contrast 
d. to increase number of photons striking the anode filament 

The correct answer is B. To decrease patient radiation.

The presence of intensifying screens creates an image receptor system that is 10 to 60 times more sensitive to x-rays than the film alone. Consequently, the use of intensifying screens substantially reduces the dose of x radiation to the patient. Intensifying screens are used with films for virtually all extraoral radiography, including panoramic, cephalometric, and skull projections.

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