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Research on Virology and Cytopathology
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Research on Virology and Cytopathology
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Chapter 8

Research on Virology and Cytopathology

Incorrect Diagnosis by Positioning Errors in Panoramic Radiographs

by Glauce Crivelaro Nascimento, Yamba Carla Lara Pereira and Rafael Henrique Rondon

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Abstract

One of the complementary exams more performed by the dentist is the radiographic examination. Thus, professionals who perform radiographs in dental clinics have a responsibility to perform them with high diagnostic quality. Currently, the most commonly extra-oral examination performed is panoramic radiography. Nowadays, with the large amount of supply, radiographic examination is of great importance in the diagnosis of oral alterations, because it allows the professional evidences, together with the clinical examination, a quantity of information that become solid for the process diagnostics. Therefore, it is essential that professionals perform radiographs surrounded care technicians, starting from the storage of radiographic films, through processing of these tests, until you reach the stage of interpretation. Failures during the taking of these tests can lead to erroneous conclusions, causing unnecessary exposure to patients by increasing the need for repeats. The difficulty in the interpretation of radiographs is often correlated to errors in obtaining and interpreting the image. In this way, positioning errors of patients are most common and the critical factor in the possibility of errors is patient positioning being controlled by the operator. This chapter aims to clarify the main positioning errors during a radiograph´s performance to increase the knowledge of professionals who work with this technique in order to avoid mistakes in diagnosis of oral pathologies through this complementary exam. It is certain that for a correct diagnosis is crucial associate clinical, radiographic and laboratory examinations. The panoramic radiograph shows importance in most diagnosed cases of oral diseases or abnormalities, and even should be an important resource already during childhood, when this radiographic image can detect early supernumerary teeth, lack of teeth, among other abnormalities that may influence the development of a correct occlusion of the future adult. For panoramic radiography can be an important tool to aid in the diagnosis and treatment plan, a correct execution of this technique is essential and, how we will see in this chapter, most errors are under control of the operator and therefore can be completely eliminated by attention to details.

Author Details

Glauce Crivelaro Nascimento
Department of Morphology, Physiology and Basic Pathology, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Yamba Carla Lara Pereira
Department of Morphology, Physiology and Basic Pathology, School of Dentistry of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Henrique Rondon
Stomatology and Oral Diagnostic Program, Scholl of Dentistry of São Paulo, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Citation

Glauce Crivelaro Nascimento, Yamba Carla Lara Pereira and Rafael Henrique Rondon. Incorrect Diagnosis by Positioning Errors in Panoramic Radiographs. In Research on Virology and Cytopathology. ISBN:978-1-922227-70-6. iConcept Press. 2016.

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