Chapter 4 Intraoral Radiography: Errors Seen in Radiographs
Refer to the following tables in the Answer Key: Table 4-1 (Intraoral Projection or Technique Errors), Table 4-2 (Intraoral Exposure and Manual Processing Errors), and Table 4-3 (Automatic Processor Troubleshooting Guide).
Although digital imaging is here to stay, digital exposure errors are pretty much the same as those in radiographic imaging. However, there are some differences. Digital imaging also gives rise to problems unique to the new technology. Digital imaging and the problems will be covered in Chapter 5. There is one certainty with digital imaging: there are no darkroom (processing) problems! It is estimated that some 7% to 15% of dental offices in the USA use digital imaging in 2004.
FIGURE 4-9 This was the student’s first opportunity to process a film. She was a little excited and nervous. This film was fed into the automatic processor; the student waited and waited but to no avail. The film just was not coming out. The processor was turned off and opened, and the roller sections were removed. The “lost” film was found in the bottom of the processor.