Anatomy of Extraoral Techniques
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Plauto C. A. Watanabe, Emiko S. Arita, Angela J. Camargo and Marina G. Baladi
The radiographic image must be recorded appropriately to aid in the
organization of the thoughts of the one who interprets the image and so that it may be
useful for other purposes. In order to evaluate the pathological condition, the
radiographic image of the normal anatomical structure must be correctly known. The
extraoral techniques allow to cover a larger area of the maxillo-mandibular complex,
mainly allowing to evaluate the extension of certain pathologies, and the comparison
between the sides of the patient.
Axial, Cephalometric Lateral, Cranial, Maxillo-mandibular complex,
Panoramic radiography, Postero-anterior, TMJ.
School of Dentistry of Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.