Atulaya is equipped with the latest generation of panorex equipment. An Orthopantomogram (OPG), also known as an “orthopantogram” or “panorex”, is a panoramic scanning dental X-ray of the upper and lower jaw. It shows a two-dimensional view of a half-circle from ear to ear.
Normally, the person bites on a plastic spatula so that all the teeth, especially the crowns can be viewed individually. The whole orthopantomogram process takes about one minute. The patient’s actual radiation exposure time varies between 8–22 seconds for the machine’s excursion around the skull.