radiographic technique


Radiographic Technique: PosteroAnterior (PA) Skull Radiograph 2

This week is a less commonly made extraoral radiograph but still occasionally seen in dentistry. Here is how to position a patient for this radiograph. 1. Place the coronal plane of the patient parallel with the image receptor. If there is a craniostat to help position this will be GENTLY […]


Radiographic Technique: Lateral Cephalometric Skull Radiograph 5

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 […]


Radiographic Quality Evaluation: Bad Pantomographs (Part 3)

The last two criteria – 5 and 6. 5. Patient has tongue to roof of the mouth and lips around bite block or closed together gently. Error: Patient does not have tongue to roof of the mouth creating a radiolucent band over the maxillary teeth. Note the radiolucent band over […]