This week and next I will be covering two extraoral radiographs made in dentistry. The first one is a lateral cephalometric skull radiograph which is commonly made for orthodontic purposes. Here is how to position a patient for this radiograph.
1. Place the midsagittal plane of the patient parallel with the image receptor. If there is a craniostat to help position this will be GENTLY placed in the ear canals to achieve this.
Fun question – does anyone know the difference between a lateral cephalometric skull radiograph and a lateral skull radiograph?
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