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mounting
arranging the processed radiographs in a stiff carrier.
Under developing
insifficient processing resulting in light, difficult to view film.
Overdeveloping
radiographs that are too dark and difficult to interpret
Foreshortening
tooth structures appear shorter than anatomical size.
Elongation
tooth structures appear longer. not enough vertical angulation
Overlapping
film showing an overlapping of crowns
cone cutting
improper pacement of central beam
Reticulation
crackling of film cause by differences in tempurature.
Fog
clouded, darkened blemish x-ray film surface
Safe light
light that is filtered so that it can stay on during developing process.
Full Mouth survey (FMX)
multiple exposures showing crown and root surfaces of entire mouth.
Bitewing Survey
2 or 4 films of posterior crowns of both arches
Density
black film due to percentage of light transmitted through film.
Radiolucent
when radiograph appears dark
Radiopaque
light area on film
Definition
outline sharpness and clarity of image.
Double Exposure
2 exposures on 1 film.
Edentulous
without teeth.