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Chapter 1 Vocab

Cone Where x-rays pass from the tube head toward the patient by open cylinders.
Digital Imaging Imaging systems that allow for 2D and 3D images for diagnosis and treatment of dental conditions.
Panoramic Radiography X-ray machine capable of exposing entire dentition on a single image.
Postion Indicating Device PID. A device to help guide the x-ray during radiographs; reduces patient risk to radiation exposure.
Radiograph An image produced by x-rays or similar radiation for medical exams.
Radiology The study of x-rays used to produce radiographic images.
Roentgen Ray First term used for the x-ray because it was founded by Wilhelm Roentgen.
Sensor Replaced film as the image receptor.
Tomography An image of a selected area of tissues to help dentists diagnosis patients.
X-rays The "unknown" image produced by rays passing through material.
Created by: Strobelight95