Panoramic Imaging

Panoramic Imaging

It is a technique that produces an image of the teeth and jaws on a single film, but it also depicts a somewhat bewildering array of hard and soft tissues in the head and neck. Some of these structures are also seen on intraoral radiographs but appear different on panoramic films, whereas other landmarks are found on panoramics but not intraoral films. Because of the unique physical nature of panoramic image formation, some structures are projected in areas of the film where they don’t exist.