These webpages provide referral guidelines to dentists and dental specialists for appropriate use of X-ray imaging in Croatia, in line with the requirements of Directive 2013/59/EURATOM of 5 December 2013 laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation and repealing Directives 89/618/Euratom, 90/641/Euratom, 96/29/Euratom, 97/43/Euratom and 2003/122/Euratom (OJ L 13, 17 January 2014).

Background information

The purpose of this website is to provide up-to-date information to dentists and dental specialists about recommended choices of X-ray imaging techniques required for a correct diagnosis and successful treatment. 

If you are a dental professional, more background info can be found here.

Patients and public can discover useful info here. 

The use of an imaging technique for a particular clinical purpose is given one of the following recommendations:

  • Indicated: normally an imaging method of choice.
  • Indicated only in specific circumstances: limited to specific clinical situations; requiring particular care over justification.
  • Specialised investigation: indicated, but may not be easily accessed by dentists or may require specialised training.

Imaging that is not indicated will usually not be listed for that clinical purpose. However, where it was considered important to highlight that a use of imaging for a particular purpose is not appropriate, Not indicated is used