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specail device that allows operator to easliy postion both film and pt

charge couple device CCD

image receptor founf in intraoral sensor


to convertan image into digital form

exposure botton

allos operator to adjust mas and kvp setting

extraoral radiograph

taken when large areas of the jaw and skull must examined

focal trough

three deminsional horse shoe zone used to focus pans radiograph

frankfort plane

imaginary line passes top of the ear canal botton of the eye socket


reduces scatter radiation that reaches extraoral film

midsagittal plane

imaginary line divied pts face left to right


detector intraorallyplcae to capture image


joint on each side of the head that allows movement


allows imaging one layer oe section while blurring images from other plans

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