Radiology- Film Mounting

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Section 1

Question Answer
mountto place in an appropriate setting, as for display or study
film mountingplacement of radiographs in a supporting structure or holder
labial mountingmost common, sitting in front of patient, "pimple not dimple"
lingual mountingstanding behind the patient, dimple- dot pushed in or concave
"pimple not a dimple"means the identification dot is raised or convex
film viewing examination of dental radiographs

Section 2

Question Answer
characteristics of a film mountcardboard,plastic, or vinyl; opaque or clear; many sizes for FMX/BW/ PA; arrange dental radiographs in anatomic order to view and study
Who is responsible for film mountingWhoever knows how and has been trained to do so
rationale for using a film mounteasy to use view and interpret; better storage; decreases changes of error; prevents damage and emulsion; masks illumination
information on a film mountpatients full name; date of exposure; dentist's name; radiographer's name

Section 3

Question Answer
digital mountingchoose from pre-set mounts; determined by software
role of identification dotidentification dot distinguishes right from left, helps when determining labial or lingual mounting
labial mounting processplace all the films with the dot raised, it is viewed as if you are sitting in front of the patient (like during treatment)
lingual mounting processplace all the films with the dot pushed in, it is viewed as if you are looking in from the lingual view

Section 4

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film mounting procedureplace all dots towards you; separate films by max/mand, ant/post, PA/BW; use anatomy to determine placement
film viewing examine the radiographs; hygienist interprets (or anyone who is trained), dentist diagnosis; use to determine the next step in treatment
who interpretes?hygienist or other trained professional
who makes diagnosis?dentist

Section 5

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equipment for viewing filmslight source- large enough to accommodate a variety of mounted films, with uniform intensity and evenly diffused; or a lighted view box
steps for viewing and interpretatingview films in sequential order; examine films different conditions; document
what conditions are we examining film for?unerupted, missing, and impacted teeth; caries; size/shape of pulp cavities; bony changes; alveolar bone level; calculus; root/ PA areas, pathology, remaining areas
importance of documentationIf it is not documented, it did not happen