An Orthopantomogram (OPG), also known as an “orthopantogram” or “panorex”, is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a three-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear.

OPGs are used by Dentists to provide information on

  • Impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Periodontal bone loss.
  • Finding the source of dental pain.
  • Assessment for the placement of dental implants.
  • Orthodontic assessment.

Br diagnostics boasts of a latest State-of-Art LCD Digital Display Micro-controller Technology based (fully-automatic OPG-TMJ-CEPH modes) Orthopantomography X-ray System. It has inbuilt CSCT (Cervical vertebrae Shadow Compensation Technique) which ensures desired penetration in hi-density cervical region for uniform, detailed information of complete Jaw with dose adjustment even in the hi-density cervical region.

This technology enables acquiring sharp X-Ray images at a lower radiation dose. Compared with conventional systems, the skin surface doe is reduced by approximately 20%. Ability to do additional cephalometric radiography enables the system to fulfil the full spectrum of orthodontic and oral surgery requirements.

A Cephalometric x-ray (CEPH x-ray) consists of a lateral/side-view x-ray of the face - also referred to as Lat CEPH. As with an OPG X-ray a CEPH radiograph is used to study facial bone and soft tissue landmarks and is used in patients being considered for orthodontic treatment.

For the CEPH x-ray, an adapted panoramic OPG x-ray machine is used. The patient is in the standing position and the cephalometric radiograph of the head is taken using a cephalometer (Cephalostat) that holds the head in the correct position in readiness for the CEPH x-ray.

Br diagnostics Once a CEPH x-ray is taken a computerised cephalometric process converts the captured image into a digital format. The CEPH x-ray in digital format allows for zooming into area of interest, such as potential TMJ problems, and/or impacted/ non-erupted dentition. The digital x-ray also has the advantage that it allows for measurements of teeth and bone and enables annotations to be made directly on the digital CEPH image.

CT Dent has taken the digital CEPH a step further incorporating digital cephalometric tracing with Artificial intelligence (AI) software – See the links HERE for more information.

Panoramic Digital Cephalometric

A panoramic digital cephalometric (PA Digital CEPH) consists of a radiograph of the head taken with the x-ray beam perpendicular to the patient’s coronal plane with the x-ray source behind the head and the film cassette in front of the patient’s face.