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Radiography technique

In general there is no scientific difference in the Radiography technique applied for the child and that for the adult patient, but there is a high probability of technical errors while taking radiographs for the child patients. These errors caused by wrong Radiography technique may distract or destroy the radiographs …

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Extraoral radiography

Some of the Extraoral radiography are given below: Ultrasound Diagnostic ultrasound extraoral radiography, which makes use of sound waves to generate an image is commonly used in obstetrics. Of late, ultrasound has found its application in the examination of the floor of the mouth and salivary glands. Postero-anterior view A …

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Sialography

Sialography is a specialized radiographic technique in which a dye or contrast medium is introduced in a retrograde fashion into the duct of the salivary gland. Then a radiograph is taken to study the pathology of the major salivary glands to know the condition of it. Mainly iodine-based contrast agents …

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Bitewing radiograph

Bitewing radiograph is a very useful intraoral radiograph, especially to detect incipient proximal caries. Bitewing radiograph can be taken by using film sizes number Zero or One for younger children and Number two for older children. The coronal portion of both the maxillary and mandibular teeth of the required area …

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Periapical radiographs

lntraoral Periapical radiographs (IOPA) are useful in the evaluation of teeth and their associated structures. IOPA radiograph can be taken by using two techniques; short cone technique or bisecting angle technique and long cone technique or paralleling technique. Though the paralleling technique provides an image of teeth with minimal magnification, there …

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Dental Radiography

Dental Radiographyexamination plays a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment planning of both children and adults. It has to be stressed that radio-graphs have an additional importance in the evaluation and treatment planning of pediatric dental patients. A complete dental radiography examination of the dentition and associated structures should …

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Leukocytosis with left shift

When the proportion of immature leukocytes is more than the proportion of mature leukocytes, this leads to leukocytosis. The pathological tests will reveal leukocytosis with left shift. Leukocytosis is caused due to an abnormal increase in the white blood cells found in the blood. When there is an increase in …

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Primary motor cortex function

An overview of the primary motor cortex function tells us that various regions of the cerebral cortex are involved in planning of the voluntary motor functions in the human body. The primary motor cortex function also includes the subsequent processes like controlling and executed the planned motor action. The anatomy …

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Frontal operculum

The term frontal operculum has been derived from the latin word “ operculum frontale” and it can be viewed by exposing the insula of the left side of human brain. In common terms the word operculum in “operculum frontale” means “little lid”. The frontal operculum is the part  of the …

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