Also known as a orthopantomogram, a panorex or a Dental Panoramic Radiograph, a panoramic x-ray scans both the upper and the lower jaw to provide a more comprehensive picture of the patient’s anatomy.
The Advantages of a Panoramic X-Ray
This type of x-ray has many advantages over other x-rays, including a lower radiation dose for the patient, a shorter time is required, as well as a broader coverage of the patient’s facial bones and teeth.
The panoramic film is contained in a machine that moves around the patient's head, unlike other X-rays where the film is placed inside the patient's mouth. This offers a benefit to those who cannot open their mouth or when the patient is too much pain. The image shows a two-dimensional view of the patient’s jaw from ear to ear. It can reveal deep cavities and fissures as well as dental gum disease. It is especially good for identifying jaw joint problems, those who have had recent trauma to the face or teeth and those who require removable dentures, dental implants or dental braces.
The numbered temple supports also allow accurate measurement of skull density for proper kVp settings.
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