Dental X-Ray (OPG)
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Types of examination
A lateral cephalogram is a radiograph of the skull which also uses x-rays, however the resultant image is a side-on view.
What to expect
The Medical Imaging Specialists will ask you to sit on a chair or stand for the OPG. It is important that you tell the staff if you have difficulty sitting or standing unassisted. When you are placed in the correct position, the radiographer will go behind a screen to start the OPG machine. They will ask you to be still during the OPG. When your OPG is finished you will be asked to wait while the radiographer checks the images. The procedure usually takes about 5 minutes.
The day of the procedure