Frontiers in Anatomy

Frontiers in Anatomy

Anatomy for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

Anatomy for Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology is a handy atlas for medical students and residents learning about radiography and diagnostic procedures in oral and maxillofacial medicine. This brief ...
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Basic Aspects of Dental Radiographic Images

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Plauto C. A. Watanabe, Emiko S. Arita, Angela J. Camargo and Marina G. Baladi


Anatomical study of skull and face bones is complex and is important in understanding these structures to obtain correct radiographic projections, radiographic findings and interpretation of these images. Modern diagnostic image offers a wide range of methods and techniques, allowing us to study the function and craniofacial morphology in detail, regardless of projection. X-rays emerge as a diverging cone beam from the source and the image produced is composed of multiple superimposed structures.


Anatomy, Dental radiography, Facial bones, Radiography, Skull.


School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.