About this book
- Ideal guide to routine interpretation and reporting of OPGs
- Provides both technical and clinical information
- Suggests solutions for all of the most common diagnostic and methodological problems
- Numerous images
Although orthopantomography (OPG) is a very frequently employed radiological examination, even the expert radiologist can encounter difficulty in reporting the findings owing to the specific terminology, the nature of the diagnostic queries, and the need to describe precisely the clinical implications for the dentist. Additionally, artifacts are a frequent occurrence, and many radiologists and dentists are unfamiliar with their causes and solutions. Methodological inaccuracies during the execution of OPGs also have important clinical implications. For all of these reasons, this richly illustrated monograph on OPG sets out to describe in detail diverse technical and methodological aspects of the examination, from image acquisition through to artifact generation due to lack of experience or malfunctioning. Possible solutions are suggested for all of the most common diagnostic and methodological problems. Emphasis is placed on appropriate terminology and guidance offered on the interpretation of findings in a range of conditions, including the most common odontological problems. This book will be of great value to the radiologist in routine interpretation and reporting of OPGs.
Table of contents
SECTION 1 Technique and normal anatomy.- Concepts of technique and methodology.- Mistakes and artefacts in OPG.- Geometric enlargement in OPG.- Normal anatomy.- SECTION 2 Basic radiological semeiotics and pathologic terminology.- Alterations of dental elements.- Dental Caries.- Periapical lesions.- Periodontal disease.- Basic periodontal abnormalities.- Cystic lesions and maxillary bone tumours.-Odontogenic Tumors.- Non odontogenic Cysts.-OPG role in treatment follow-up.