Independent Studies and Evaluations Reference List

Aribex has gone to great lengths to assure that its products are safe for both the operator and the patient. More than 30 independent studies and evaluations attest to the safety of the Aribex NOMAD™ handheld X-ray systems.

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Studies and evaluations include but are not limited to the following references: 

  1. Mahdian M, Pakchoian AJ, Dagdeviren D, Alzahrani A, Jalali E, Tadinada A, Lurie A. Using Hand-Held Dental X-ray Devices: Ensuring Safety for Patients and Operators. Journal of the American Dental Association, 2014; 145(11): 1120-1129.
  2. Phillips BJ, Ludlow J, Platin E, Mauriello S. Comparative Dosimetry of NOMAD Pro Handheld and Wall-mounted X-ray Sources. Paper presented at: AADR Annual Meeting, 2012, Tampa, FL.
  3. McGiff TJ, Danforth RA, Herschaft EE. Maintaining Radiation Exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) for Dental Personnel Operating Portable Hand-Held X-Ray Equipment. Health Physics Society Journal, 2012; 103(2): S179-S185.
  4. Gray JE, Bailey ED, Ludlow JB. Dental Staff Doses with Hand-Held Dental Intra-oral X-Ray Units. Health Physics Society Journal, 2012; 102(2): 123-142.
  5. Wood RE, Mawdsley GE. Dosimetric Testing of a Hand-Held Dental Radiation Source: Implications for Correct and Practical Use in a Forensic Setting. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2011; Chicago, IL.
  6. Steinman M, Gumera MS, Ferrett M, de Almeida CI, Ioshimoto MT, Gusman S, et al. Haiti’s earthquake: a multiprofessional experience. Einstein 2011; 9(1): 1-7.
  7. Wynn L, Krause DW, Kucine A, Trehan P, Goren AD, Colosi DC. Evolution of a Humanitarian Dental Mission to Madagascar from 1999 to 2008. Journal of Dental Education, 2010; 74(3): 289-296.
  8. Pittayapat P, Thevissen P, Fieuws S, Jacobs R, Willems G. Forensic oral imaging quality of hand-held dental X-ray devices: Comparison of two image receptors and two devices. Forensic Science International, 2010;194: 20-27.
  9.  Pittayapat P, Oliveira-Santos C, Thevissen P, Michielsen K, Bergans N, Willems G, et al. Image quality assessment and medical physics evaluation of different portable dental X-ray units. Forensic Science international 2010; 201: 112-117.
  10. Herschaft EE, Hermsen KP, Danforth RA, McGiff TJ. Current Radiation Safety Regulatory Policies and the Utilization Status in the United States of the Nomad Portable Hand-Held Dental Radiation Emitting Device. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2010; Seattle, WA.
  11. Hermsen KP, Wilson E.  NOMAD: A Review of the Literature. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2010; Seattle, WA.
  12. Christensen GJ. Portable, Safe X-Ray Unit for In-Office and Outreach Use. Clinicians Report; 2010.
  13. Akhilesh C, Bastian TS, Singh A, Bhagirathi DL. Role of dentist in identification in mass disaster. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 2010; 4(2):1-3.
  14. USAF. NOMAD Pro Handheld X-ray System (Project 08-19). USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service: United States Air Force; 2009.
  15. Thevissen P, Pittayapat P, Jacobs R, Willems G. Image Quality Assessment of Two Portable Handheld Dental X-Ray Units for Forensi Odontologic Applications. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2009; Denver, CO.
  16. Herschaft EE, Danforth RA, Pavlenko I, Rowsell B. Simulated Intraoral Digital and Film Exposures (103) Using a Portable Hand-Held Dental Radiation Emitting Device to Determine Background (Scatter) Radiation “Safe Zones” for Ancillary Personnel Working in an Open Bay Environment. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2009; Denver, CO.
  17. Danforth RA, Herschaft EE, Leonowich JA. Operator Exposure to Scatter Radiation from a Portable Hand-held Dental Radiation Emitting Device (Aribex NOMAD) While Making 915 Intraoral Dental Radiographs. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2009; 54(2): 415-21.
  18. Brooks SL, McMinn WE, Benavides E. A Clinical Trial of the Nomad Portable X-Ray Unit. Journal of the Michigan Dental Association, 2009: 54-58.
  19. Bailey ED, Gray JE, Ludlow JB. Image Quality and Radiation Dose for Intraoral Radiography: Hand-Held (Nomad), Battery Powered vs. Wall-Mount X-Ray Systems. 41st Annual National Conference of Radiation Control. Columbus, OH: Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors; 2009.
  20. Mah P, McDavid WD. Portable hand-held x-ray unit: Effects of motion. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 2008; 105(4): e55-e56.
  21. Hermsen KP, Jaeger SS, Jaeger MA. Radiation Safety for the NOMAD Portable X-Ray System in a Temporary Morgue Setting. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2008; 53(4): 917-21.
  22. Goren AD, Bonvento M, Biernacki J, Colosi DC. Radiation exposure with the NOMAD portable X-ray system. Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, 2008; 37: 109-12.
  23. Danforth RA, Herschaft EE, King E, Leonwich JA. Operator Exposure to Scatter Radiation From a Portable Hand-Held Dental Radiation Emitting Device (Aribex NOMAD) While Making 715 Intraoral Dental Radiographs. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2008; Washington, DC.
  24. Brooks SL, McMinn WE, Benavides E. Image Quality of the Nomad Portable Dental X-Ray Machine: A Clinical Study. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 2008; 105(4): e49-e50.
  25. Battiste M, Beaven T, Hendricks R, Wolfe K, Wynn D, Colosi D, et al. Digital radiography in the wilds of Madagascar using the Schick/Nomad System. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 2008; 105(4): e49.
  26. Raden A. Radiography 101 for NOMAD. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2007; San Antonio, TX.
  27. Hermsen KP, Jaeger SS, Jaeger MA. Radiation Safety for the NOMAD Portable X-Ray System in a Temporary Morgue Setting. Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2007; San Antonio, TX.
  28. Goren AD, Bonvento M, Biernacki J. Dose measurements and use of the NOMAD portable x-ray system. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 2007; 103(2): e49.
  29. Charlton DG, Ehrlich AD, Miniotis NJ. Current Update on Portable Dental Equipment. Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, 2007; 28(2): 104-08.
  30. Abdelkarim A, Langlais R, Senn DR. Aribex NOMAD: A Useful and Safe Portable Hand-Held X-Ray Machine for Forensic Odontology? Paper presented at: AAFS Annual Meeting, 2007; San Antonio, TX.
  31. USAF. NOMAD Portable X-ray Unit (Project 05-40). USAF Dental Evaluation & Consultation Service: United States Air Force; 2006.
  32. Christensen GJ. Intraoral X-Ray Equipment, Portable. CRA: CRA Foundation; 2006.
  33. Kieser J, Laing W, Herbison P. Lessons Learned from Large-scale Comparative Dental Analysis Following the South Asian Tsunami of 2004. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2006; 51(1): 109-12.