Overview

The purpose of the course is to provide students and clinicians with a review of panoramic imaging techniques in order to take diagnostic images. Topics include equipment preparation, patient preparation, and patient positioning. Taking a diagnostic image the first time prevents additional patient exposure to radiation by following the principles of ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable). The course will review normal and abnormal radiographic anatomy and structures, as well as various technique errors and how to correct them.