radiographic technique

Radiographic Technique: Mandibular Occlusal Radiographs 1

This is the second and last post on occlusal technique.  For a refresher on basic occlusal technique go here. Mandibular Occlusal Radiographs Mandibular Anterior  The mandibular anterior occlusal radiograph is frequently made on both adults and children.  On adults, it is made with a size 4 film/phosphor plate with the […]

Radiographic Technique: Maxillary Occlusal Radiographs 3

This is the first of two posts on occlusal technique.  Below are images I have taken with a very cooperative patient – DXTTR.  The only problem for some of the images is he has no neck so I did the best I could.  😀 Occlusal Technique (general) Occlusal radiographs are […]

X is for x ray: Image Density

Today is all about image density and how different settings on the x ray unit as well as the subject being imaged will effect this.  The four topics I will be covering are: milliampere (mA), kilovoltage peak (kVp), exposure time, and subject thickness.  I have covered some of these topics […]

App time: Pantomograph positioning app (Apple & Android) 3

I recently found an app that shows good examples of pantomograph positioning as well as errors in positioning.  Before I get to that I’d like to address some issues some people have been running into trying to view the University of North Carolina website on pantomograph positioning.  Several people have […]

Radiographic Technique: Patient preparation

I thought I’d end this short series on radiographic technique dealing with a more humorous aspect of the radiographs I see.  This has to do with proper patient preparation.  Patient preparation is the removal of metal, partials or complete dentures from the path of the x ray beam.  As a […]