Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016, Page: 5-8
Assessment of Frequency of Errors in Conventional Panoramic Radiographs
Abedeera Jayasuriya Seena Patabedige Nileema, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Thasanthan Loganathan, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Janaka Nuwan, Department of Radiography/Radiotherapy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Received: Oct. 25, 2016;       Accepted: Nov. 8, 2016;       Published: Dec. 10, 2016
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20160202.11      View  4755      Downloads  157
Although use of conventional panoramic systems leads to degrade the image quality, it is still common in Sri Lanka. The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of errors occurred during Ortho Pantomo Graph (OPG) and to minimize the further occurrence. Two hundred and fifty OPGs were collected from Department of Radiology, Dental Hospital (Teaching) Peradeniya (DHTP). Quality of 250 OPGs was evaluated by one radiologist and a radiographer. Evaluators assessed all 250 radiographs for presence of errors in categories including patient preparation, patient positioning, patient motion, exposure, handling and processing. The frequency of each error was recorded. Further, number of repeated radiographs was also recorded. There were only 22 (9%) error-free OPGs. 228 (91%) radiographs had errors. 6% of OPGs were unacceptable and had to be re-taken. The frequencies of errors in conventional OPGs were relatively high in this study with patient positioning errors being the most frequent error.
Radiography, Ortho Pantomo Graph, Quality Control
To cite this article
Abedeera Jayasuriya Seena Patabedige Nileema, Thasanthan Loganathan, Dissanayake Mudiyanselage Janaka Nuwan, Assessment of Frequency of Errors in Conventional Panoramic Radiographs, International Journal of Dental Medicine. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2016, pp. 5-8. doi: 10.11648/j.ijdm.20160202.11
Copyright © 2016 Authors retain the copyright of this article.
This article is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Choi BR, Choi DH, Huh KH, Yi WJ, Heo MS, Choi SC, et al. Clinical image quality evaluation for panoramic radiography in Korean dental clinics. Imaging Sci Dent. 2012; 42 (3): 183–90.
Whitley, A. Stewart; Sloane, Charles; Hoadley, Graham; Moore, Adrian D.; Alsop CW. Clark’s Positioning in Radiography. Vasa. 2005; 126.
Eric whites, Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, Essentials of dental radiography and radiology, dental panoramic radiography (4th edn), Philadelphia, USA, 2007.
Haring JI, Howerton LJ, Panoramic radiography, Dental radiography principles and techniques (3rd edn), Elsevier, India, P A: Saunders, 2006, p p 304-322.
Jayasinghe R. D., Oral radiography and radiology for dental students (2012), dental panoramic radiography (1st edn), Sri Lanka.
Langland O. E, Sippy F. H., Morris C. R., and Langlais R. P., Principles and Practice of Panoramic Radiology, W B Saunders, London, UK, 2nd edition, 1992.
Peretz B, Gotler M. and Kaffe I, Common Errors in Digital Panoramic Radiographs of Patients with Mixed Dentition and Patients with Permanent Dentition, International Journal of Dentistry, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 584138, doi:10.1155/2012/584138 Research Article.
William C. Scarfe, Gail F. Williamson, Practical Panoramic Radiography, Revised July 25, 2007, Available: http://media.dentalcare.com/media/enus/education/ce71/ce71.pdf
Dhillon M, Raju SM, Verma S, Tomar D, Mohan RS, Lakhanpal M, et al. Positioning errors and quality assessment in panoramic radiography. Imaging Sci Dent. 2012;42 (4): 207–12.
Manufacture’s guidelines, Planmeca Proline XC radiographic machine, asentajankatu6, 00880 Helsinki, Finland.
Sabarudin A, Tiau YJ. Image quality assessment in panoramic dental radiography: a comparative study between conventional and digital systems. Quant Imaging Med Surg. 2013; 3(1): 43–8.
Brezden NA, Brooks SL. Evaluation of panoramic dental radiographs taken in private practice. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 1987; 63: 617–621.
Langland OE, Langlais RP, Preece JW. Principles of Dental Imaging, 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2002: 219-258.
Kaviani F, Johari M, Esmaeili F. Evaluation of common errors of panoramic radiographs in tabriz faculty of dentistry. J Dent Res Dent Clin Dent Prospects [Internet]. 2008; 2 (3): 99–101.
Browse journals by subject