pantomograph anatomy

Anatomy Monday: Zygomatico-temporal suture

I thought I’d have some fun with today’s anatomy by posting one that is not always visualized on pantomographs and sometimes is mistaken for a fracture when it is visualized.  The zygomatico-temporal suture is the junction of the zygomatic bone and temporal bone in the zygomatic arch.  It varies on […]

Anatomy Monday: Nasolabial Fold

Off to a fun anatomy to start the new year off and it’s been a while since I’ve shown a few more examples of this one. This one sometimes tricks a few people at first when trying to figure it out. This week is a soft tissue entity visible on both […]

Anatomy Monday: Zygomatic Process of the Maxilla

This anatomy can be tricky for some to visualize as its appearance is understood by knowing the direction of x rays and how they course through this process. So to try and show that I’m adding some 3D renderings from a CBCT scan. The zygomatic process of the maxilla appears […]

Anatomy Monday: Anterior Articular Eminence (Temporal Bone) 2

This Monday I thought I’d go outside the jaws again but this time to the temporal bone, specifically the anterior articular eminence which is on the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.  The anterior articular eminence is a bony prominence at the anterior aspect of the glenoid fossa which the […]

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 […]