Digital OPG first time in Pakistan now available at IDC.
Islamabad Diagnostic Centre has always been ahead to introduce newer technology when it comes to diagnostics. IDC offers High Definition State of the Art X-era Smart Compact OPG with CEPH capabilities having direct CMOS Sensor by Yoshida.
What is an Orthopantomogram?
An OPG is an X-Ray image of your whole jaw. The X-Ray machine moves around your head while taking the image. This gives a panoramic view of the mouth, giving information on the teeth and the bones of the upper and lower jaw.
Following are salient features:
It is used to:
Preparing for your Orthopantomogram
Before the procedure can take place, you will need to remove glass, dentures and any jewelry from your head and neck. You must tell your doctor or radiographer if you are or think, you could be pregnant.
About the Procedure
You will be asked stand in front of X-Ray Machine. A peg will be put into a slot on the machine and you shall be asked to bite onto this. Below the peg are two handles, which you are required to hold to keep your balance. Machine starts to move around your head. Try not to move as this will blur the image. The test usually takes 2-3 minutes.
What are the Risks?
OPG is generally safe. You will be exposed to some X-Ray radiation, but the amount you receive is not considered to be harmful.