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An Orthopantomogram (or OPG) is a panoramic X-ray of the upper and lower jaw, including the teeth. The OPG unit has been designed specially to rotate around the patients head for approximately 20 seconds to produce a two dimensional image.

 

A Lateral Cephalogram is a X-ray taken from the side of the face to show the bone and facial contours in a single image. A Lateral Cephalogram is usually key to diagnosing and treating orthodontic problems.

 

Preparation

Please bring the following to the clinic (if applicable)

 

- Valid referral

- Medicare/Healthcare/Pension card

- Prior scans (e.g. X-rays, Ultrasounds, CT, MRI) and reports.

 

Should you have any further questions please ask the radiographer or you may like to have a look at the following websites:

 

Inside Radiology

Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency

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