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Which is an example of an extraoral projection?

Typical extraoral x-ray images include panoramic, cephalometric and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) projections. A lateral cephalograph is a sagittal projection of the skull that includes both the hard and soft tissues.

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Likewise, what are extraoral radiographs?

There are two main types of dental X-rays: intraoral (meaning the X-ray film is inside the mouth) and extraoral (meaning the X-ray film is outside the mouth). Extraoral X-rays show teeth, but their main focus is the jaw and skull.

Additionally, what is a full mouth series? Full mouth series A full mouth series is a complete set of intraoral X-rays taken of a patients' teeth and adjacent hard tissue. This is often abbreviated as either FMS or FMX (or CMRS, meaning Complete Mouth Radiographic Series).

Accordingly, what are the three types of dental images?

There are three types of diagnostic radiographs taken in today's dental offices -- periapical (also known as intraoral or wall-mounted), panoramic, and cephalometric. Periapical radiographs are probably the most familiar, with images of a few teeth at a time captured on small film cards inserted in the mouth.

What two planes are used to position the patient to take extraoral radiographs?

Panoramic radiography. There are four basic anatomical planes used to properly position a patient: the ala-tragus plane, orbital/meatus plane (the Frankfort plane), canine/meatus plane, and median sagittal plane. Devices for positioning the head and supporting the chin are also important for precise positioning.

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