Orthopentagram (OPG)

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.

Orthopentagram (OPG) Available at following locations:

  • Atulaya Healthcare, Chandigarh
  • Atulaya Healthcare, Jammu
  • Atulaya Healthcare, Muktsar

FAQs

Dental panoramic radiography equipment consists of a horizontal rotating arm which holds an X-ray source and a moving film mechanism (carrying a film) arranged at opposed extremities. The patient’s skull sits between the X-ray generator and the film. The X-ray source is collimated toward the film, to give a beam shaped as a vertical blade having a width of 4-7mm when arriving on the film, after crossing the patient’s skull. Also the height of that beam covers the mandibles and the maxilla regions. The arm moves and its movement may be described as a rotation around an instant center which shifts on a dedicated trajectory.

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.

The most common use is to determine the status of wisdom teeth. OPGs are used by Dentists to provide information on:

  • Impacted wisdom teeth
  • Periodontal bone loss
  • Finding the source of dental pain
  • Assessment for the placement of dental implants
  • Orthodontic assessment