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Exposure/Tech Errors

Dental Radiography -- Principles and Techniques

TermDefinition
Unexposed Receptor - image is clear - failed to turn on xray machine, electrical failure, malfunction of xray equpiment
Film Exposed to Light - appears black - film exposed to white light
Overexposed Receptor - appears dark - overexposed radiation -- excessive exposure time, kV, mA
Underexposed Receptor - image appears light - underexposed radiation -- inadequate exposure time, kV, mA
Film Bending - appears stretched - film was bent excessively bc curvature of hard palate
Film Creasing - thin radiolucent line seen - film was creased and emulsion was cracked
Phalangioma - image of PT finger is seen - PT finger incorrectly placed in front of receptor instead of behind
Dbl Exposure - dbl image seen - same receptor was exposed twice
Movement - blurred image - tube head or PT moved during exposure
Reversed Film - light images w herringbone pattern - film placed in mouth backward and then exposed
Created by: summerbradley