Panoramic radiographic imaging technique, error recognition and error correction are the primary areas of emphasis in this course. The components involved in the optimal production of a panoramic image will be outlined. A technique for acquiring an image will be presented. Interpretation of the panoramic image will include basic anatomic structures as well as the identification and correction of imaging errors. Finally, a summary of common positioning errors will be provided to facilitate the assessment of unacceptable images incorporating key features of errors ranging from patient preparation to technique problems. This course is provided to enhance the participant’s understanding of common errors and their correction with the goals to improve image quality and reduce retakes and, thus, reduce exposure to the patient.
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