Portable X-ray devices are increasingly available for use in the dental clinic market. These devices were first designed for military missions, and later deployed to the forensic area and dental care of patients with limited mobility.
The DIOX® (Micro Imaging, Brazil) intraoral portable X-ray device is appropriate for intraoral radi- ography with conventional film or digital sensors for adult and pediatric applications. It can be handled by professionals in the health field, trained dentists and dental technicians. According to the manufacturer, this device is in compliance with the ABNT NBR IEC 60601 standards and it is certified by ANVISA (National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance). This kind of device is particularly useful in the many countries and remote areas, where its use is mandatory around the world, to permit XR examinations.