radiographic technique

Radiographic Quality Evaluation: Bad Pantomographs (Part 2)

Onto criteria 3 and 4. 3. Frankfort horizontal plane is positioned on the correct anatomical landmarks creating a slight concave occlusal plane. Error: Improper patient positioning of the Frankfort horizontal plane in the unit causing distortion of the final image. Note the V-shaped occlusal plane Correction: Move chin superiorly and […]

Radiographic Quality Evaluation: Ideal Pantomograph 4

This week I am showing an example of an ideal pantomograph along with 6 criteria that are used when determining the quality of a pantomograph.  The next couple weeks will be showing examples of when those 6 criteria are not met and how to correct them. 1. Patient has anterior […]

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 […]