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Review of Radiographic Anatomy. Dr. Vandana Kumar, DDS, MS. RESTORATIONS. Maxilla. Median Palatine Suture. Median Palatine Suture. Anterior Nasal Spine. Nasal Septum. Nasal Fossae. 1 - Incisive Foramen 2 - Nasal septum 3 - Zygoma. Incisive Foramen. Nose Border & Alar Cartilage.

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Review of radiographic anatomy

Review of Radiographic Anatomy

Dr. Vandana Kumar, DDS, MS

Review of radiographic anatomy




Review of radiographic anatomy

Median Palatine Suture

Median Palatine Suture

Anterior nasal spine

Anterior Nasal Spine

Nasal septum

Nasal Septum

Nasal fossae

Nasal Fossae

Incisive foramen

1 - Incisive Foramen

2 - Nasal septum

3 - Zygoma

Incisive Foramen

Nose border alar cartilage

Nose Border & Alar Cartilage

Soft tissue shadows

Lip Line

Nasolabial fold

Soft tissue Shadows

Incisive fossa canine fossa

White arrows denote radiolucent area of incisive/canine fossa

Black arrows delineate margin of alar cartilage of the nose

Incisive Fossa & Canine Fossa

Maxillary sinus

Maxillary Sinus

Antral y inverted y

Antral Y/ Inverted Y

Malar process zygomatic arch

Malar Process/Zygomatic Arch

1-White arrows denote the malar process

2-Black arrows delineate the lower border of the zygomatic arch

Maxillary tuberosity

Maxillary Tuberosity

Lateral pterygoid plate hamulus

Lateral Pterygoid Plate & Hamulus

Coronoid process

Coronoid Process

Mandibular bone

Mandibular Bone

Inferior border of mandible

Inferior Border of Mandible

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Genial tubercles

Lingual foramen

Mental Ridge

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Genial tubercles

Lingual foramen

Mental Ridge

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nutrient canals

mandibular tori

Mental foramen

Mental Foramen

  • White arrows outline the mental foramen.

  • Black arrows outline apical pathology which is secondary to pulpal exposure from coronal caries

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Mylohyoid line

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  • White arrows indicate external oblique ridge

  • Black arrows delineated internal oblique ridge

Panoramic anatomy

Panoramic Anatomy

Concepts of normal panoramic anatomy

Concepts of Normal Panoramic Anatomy

Concept 1

Structures are flattened and spread out

Desirable: mandible, mandibular canal etc.

Undesirable: nasal turbinate and meati

Concept 2

Midline structures may be projected in two ways:

As single, midline structures

As bilateral structures

Concept 2

Concept 2

Zone of Single Images:

Single midline structures in this zone will appear on radiograph as single midline structures, e.g. incisor teeth, nasal fossa, anterior nasal spine, soft tissue of nose.

Zone of double Images:

Single midline structures in this zone will appear on the radiograph as bilateral (double) structures,

e.g. hyoid bone, palate, cervical spine

*Double images occur because the object lies between the center of rotation and the film twice during one exposure cycle.

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Formation of Double Image

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Hard Palate

Hyoid Bone

Concept 3

Concept 3

  • Ghost Images are formed

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Concept 31

Concept 3

Ghost of contra-lateral ramus

Ghost of Hard Palate

Concept 4

Concept 4

Soft tissue outlines are visualized

Examples: lips, nasolabial fold, dorsum of

tongue, soft palate, ear and ear lobe.

Concept 41

Concept 4

Dorsum of tongue

Soft Palate

Nasolabial fold

Concept 5

Concept 5

Air spaces are visualized

  • Examples: maxillary sinus, nasal fossa, air space above tongue, naso-oro-hypopharynx

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Posterior Pharyngeal wall

Palatoglossal air space

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Nasopharyngeal air space

Glossopharyngeal air space

Concept 51

Concept 5

Platoglossal Airspace

Maxillary sinuses

Naso-pharyngeal Airspace

Concept 6

Concept 6

Areas adjacent to tooth bearing areas are visualized

  • Example: condyle, coronoid process, zygomatic arch, maxillary sinus, nasal fossa, orbit, styloid process, hyoid bone.

Concept 61

Concept 6

Articular eminence


Glenoid fossa

Sigmoid notch

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Cervical vertebrae

Mandibular foramen

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Lingual Foramen

Hyoid bone

Concept 7

Concept 7

Relative Radiolucencies and Radiopacities are seen

  • Machine components

    • Chin Rest

    • Lateral Positioning guides

    • Anterior Positioning guides

Concept 71

Concept 7

Quiz time

Quiz Time

  • Write answers on a separate sheet of

  • paper

  • Make sure you do write your name and student ID number

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