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Anatomy Monday: Soft tissue of the ear 2

This anatomy seems to throw a lot of students off due to the radiopacity it presents as on pantomographs.  Being that it’s a soft tissue entity many assume it’s bone as it shows up more radiopaque. This increased radiopacity is due to the ghost image of the opposite ramus. The […]

Anatomy on Radiographs: Pantomographs Part 2 10

Now onto other structures visible on a pantomograph. Midface The orbital rim (green dots) appears as a thick semi –circular radiopaque band superior to the maxillary sinuses. The pterygomaxillary fissure (blue area) appears as an inverted teardrop shaped radiolucent area with a thin radiopaque border. It is directly lateral to […]