• Ignazio Pandolfo
  • Silvio Mazziotti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Technique and Normal Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 3-26
    3. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 27-50
  3. Elementary Radiographical Semeiotics and Pathological Terminology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 79-98
    3. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 99-120
    4. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 121-138
    5. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 139-164
    6. Ignazio Pandolfo, Silvio Mazziotti
      Pages 165-198
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 199-202

About this book


Although orthopantomography (OPT) is a very frequently employed radiological examination, even the expert radiologist can encounter difficulty in reporting the findings owing to the specific terminology, the nature of the diagnostic queries, and the need to describe precisely the clinical implications for the dentist. Additionally, artifacts are a frequent occurrence, and many radiologists and dentists are unfamiliar with their causes and solutions. Methodological inaccuracies during the execution of OPTs also have important clinical implications. For all of these reasons, this richly illustrated monograph on OPT sets out to describe in detail diverse technical and methodological aspects of the examination, from image acquisition through to artifact generation due to lack of experience or malfunctioning. Possible solutions are suggested for all of the most common diagnostic and methodological problems. Emphasis is placed on appropriate terminology and guidance offered on the interpretation of findings in a range of conditions, including the most common odontological problems. This book will be of great value to the radiologist in routine interpretation and reporting of OPTs.​  


Dental radiology Dentistry Diagnostic radiology Orthopantomography Radiographic technique

Authors and affiliations

  • Ignazio Pandolfo
    • 1
  • Silvio Mazziotti
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiological SciencesUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  2. 2.MessinaItaly

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