Visualization of the maxillary sinus and styloid processes using rotational panoramic radiography

Monsour, P. A. and Mendoza, A. R. (1991) Visualization of the maxillary sinus and styloid processes using rotational panoramic radiography. Australian Dental Journal, 36 1: 5-10. doi:10.1111/j.1834-7819.1991.tb00800.x


Author Monsour, P. A.
Mendoza, A. R.
Title Visualization of the maxillary sinus and styloid processes using rotational panoramic radiography
Journal name Australian Dental Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0045-0421
1834-7819
Publication date 1991-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1834-7819.1991.tb00800.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 10
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract A technique is presented which improves visualization of the medio-lateral aspect of the maxillary sinus using rotational panoramic radiography. The method was also assessed for accuracy of styloid process projection. Using a specially constructed Perspex stand, dried skulls of varying ages were radiographed in various reproducible positions using a panoramic unit. The best medio-lateral view of the maxillary sinus of adult skulls was achieved by: (1) raising the height of the film approximately 20 mm in relation to the subject; (2) moving the subject 15–20 mm forward of the standard position for a panoramic view for adults (10–15 mm for children); and (3) tilting the occlusal plane downwards approximately 8–10 degrees. The styloid processes were readily seen using this maxillary sinus view. The resultant image of the process was elongated by a factor of 1.24 +0.02 by this technique.
Keyword Maxillary sinus
Dental radiology
Radiography
Panoramic
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Dentistry Publications
 
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