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radiograph

(rād′ē-ō-graf″)

[radio- + -graph]

1. An x-ray image or photograph produced on photographic film or other image receptor by x-rays or nuclear radiation that is passed through a structure to be imaged.
SYN: SEE: radiographic image; SEE: roentgenogram
2. To make a radiograph.
3. The film used to make a radiograph.
A radiograph that shows the crowns and cervical third of the roots of the maxillary and mandibular teeth. Bitewing radiographs are usually taken on premolar and molar teeth.
SYN: SEE: interproximal radiographSEE: Tomogram. A radiograph taken in the submental-vertex plane, from below the chin to the top of the skull. It shows the contour of the zygomatic arches and the lateral separation of the mandibular condyles, coronoid processes, or both. An informal term for radiograph taken with the beam aimed from beneath the chin toward the vertex of the skull. It is used to assess facial and orbital floor injuries. A radiograph of the jaws, teeth, and skull, used to demonstrate dental occlusion and its relation to other craniofacial structures. A radiograph of dental structures made on x-ray film or stored as a digital image. The radiographs may be extraoral or intraoral. Three common types of intraoral dental images are periapical, interproximal, and occlusal radiographs.SEE: Bitewing radiograph. A radiograph of the entire head, taken from the side with the head in a fixed position and used to make definitive observations or measurements. A radiograph used to examine the body of the mandible and the ramus. Projections may be performed with conventional dental radiographical film and may cover a broader area than a typical periapical radiograph.
SYN: SEE: lateral jaw survey A radiograph of the sinuses and lateral aspects of the cranial skeleton. A frontal radiograph of the maxillary sinuses and the zygomas that allows direct comparison of both sides.
SYN: SEE: Water's projection A type of extraoral curved-surface radiograph that shows the entire upper and lower jaws in a continuous single film.
SYN: SEE: panography; SEE: pantomography An intraoral radiograph that depicts the tooth and surrounding tissues extending to the apical region.
SYN: SEE: dental radiograph A frontal radiograph of the skull. It is used to examine the skull for disease, trauma, and developmental abnormalities.SEE: Panoramic radiograph. A radiograph that includes views of the mouth in open, closed, and static positions. RSS FEED

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