Define foreshortened, how would the image appear on the receptor? what would cause an image to appear foreshortened? how would you correct this
foreshortened refers to images that appear shortened.
foreshortened images result from excessive vertical angulation is too steep, the image of the tooth appears shorter then the actual tooth. Also occurs if the central ray is directed perpendicular to the plane of the receptor rather than to the imaginary bisector.
to fix this, reduce the angulation