Incorrect Diagnosis by Positioning Errors in Panoramic Radiographs


The “strange phenomenon”, discovered by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in the nineteenth century, that sensitized barium platinocyanide plates at the time of their studies on cathode rays in the gas tube, were called Ray X. The discovery of these new rays with singular characteristics gave greater clinical and practical insight into dentistry. This new form of energy gave rise to imaging obtained from the record of an image made by x-irradiation, which in passing through an object reaches a radiographic senssor producing a latent image that is capable of processing. The importance of this examination has been established since its discovery (Sewell et al., 2001). The risks of using ionizing radiation for diagnostic purposes emerged some time later. Therefore, measures such as the improvement of apparatuses, the use of faster image receptors, and the selection of the most appropriate technique are increasingly in evidence (Muhammed et al., 1982). The deleterious effects of X-radiation on living organisms emerged after its intensified use in the field of radiology, which resulted in chronic dermatitis and caused even lethal changes. Providing necessary information is essential to presenting an image of quality; otherwise, the diagnosis may be harmed. Furthermore, quality radiographic images are fundamental to a conservation file, being of great value in legal issues.

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@inproceedings{Nascimento2017IncorrectDB, title={Incorrect Diagnosis by Positioning Errors in Panoramic Radiographs}, author={Glauce Crivelaro do Nascimento and Yamba Carla Lara Pereira and Rafael Henrique Nunes Rondon}, year={2017} }