Panoramic radiographic technique, error recognition and error correction are the primary focus of this course. The components involved in the optimal production of a panoramic image will be outlined. A technique for acquiring an image on any panoramic machine 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 checklist for the assessment of unacceptable images will also be presented incorporating the appearance of artifacts from errors in processing, patient preparation or technique related problems. This course is provided to test the participant’s understanding of common errors and their correction in an effort to improve image quality.
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