radiographic interpretation


Oral Radiology site of the month: Ohio State University

This month take a look at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry page on caries interpretation.  Caries interpretation is a very challenging thing for students to learn and many still struggle their first few years in practice.  This site goes over the basics of radiographic caries interpretation along with […]


N is for number (LESION) 2

Now onto the last letter of LESION, the N for number.  This is identifying the number of radiographic entities present.  If there are multiple entities/lesions note the location of those.  It is important to note that multiple entities on a radiograph do not necessarily mean that they are the same […]


O is for other structures (LESION) 2

Almost to the end of how to use the acronym LESION with the letter O for other structures.  This is where you describe if the lesion is effecting other structures and how it is effecting those structures.  The three main structures I am going to discuss are the teeth, mandibular […]


I is for internal structure (LESION)

Next is the internal structure of a lesion.  There are only three primary descriptions with this letter.  They are radiolucent, radiopaque and mixed radiolucent/radiopaque. Radiolucent has two subcategories.  The first is unilocular.  This refers to a lesion/entity that is completely radiolucent.  The second is multilocular.  This refers to a lesion/entity […]


S is for shape (LESION)

Now onto the overall shape (S) of a lesion or entity.  First it is important to know that not all lesions/entities will have a definitive shape.  You can state that there is no identifiable shape to the lesion/entity. There are many different shapes in the world, but only a few […]