How to avoid most common cartridge loading problems of dental x-rays
There are a few basic steps to a good panoramic X-ray that are applied to all X-rays. In addition, there are a number of very common problems, so we will tell you what they are and how best to solve them.
Load the cartridge.
An extraoral film, consisting of two fluorescent screens, is used for panoramic X-rays. Each fluorescent screen, when struck by portable dental x-rays , forms an image on the film. These screens are 10 to 60 times more sensitive to x-rays than films, so a very low dose of radiation is needed.
Most common cartridge loading problems:
A small black spot on the corner of the x-ray.
One of the possible causes is that the cassette is damaged or that the film has been exposed to light. The fastest way to correct it is to replace the damaged cassette. We recommend that cassettes be checked frequently for light pressure.
Part of the image is not visible on the x-ray.
The cause of this error is that the x-ray is inverted, so the dental professional should turn around and place it correctly.
White spots on the image.
If you ever get a whitish X-ray or a white spot on the image, it is because the screen is scratched. It is important that you handle the screens carefully and use the appropriate cleaning materials for this material to avoid scratches.
Dark marks or excessive brightness.
This is caused by static electricity. You should remove the film from the cassette. In order to solve this error it is advisable to use humidifiers.
Multiple images are produced when there is a double exposure, so it is important that after each exposure, you remove the film.
Many dental-x-ray mchine automatically set exposure factors by reading a small portion of the X-rays at the start of exposure. However, with most panoramic machines, exposure must be established based on the patient’s age and height. Normally, small, medium, or large icons are used.
Since the density of the patient’s bone does not always match his physical height, the best help is to see the patient’s wrists and ankles. Thick wrists can imply a heavy bone density; age is another factor to take into account, and if the patient is toothless and overweight.
In addition, it is recommended that you check your X-ray machines frequently. There are many options on the market, such as panoramic X-rays, which thanks to this panoramic radiography technology, allows the dentist to perform a dental examination with two-dimensional (2D) X-rays that capture images of the entire mouth in a single shot, including the teeth, lower and upper jaws, and surrounding structures and tissues..
The main advantage of panoramic X-rays over traditional intraoral X-rays is that the plate for a panoramic X-ray is built into the machine and does not need to be placed inside the mouth. In our catalogue, you will be able to see a great variety of panoramic X-rays with different features and with a wide guarantee.