What is a digital OPG and how does it work?
OPG stands for orthopantomogram and is a special x-ray of the teeth, jaws and lower face. An OPG provides a panoramic x-ray of the above-mentioned areas (see image below). OPG uses x-rays to attain the images.
These are a type of ionising radiation that are produced by the machine to allow images to be taken. These x-rays pass through the teeth and jaw in varying amounts, depending on the type of tissue that they interact with. A digital detector receives the x-rays and converts them into an image.
Our OPG unit will meet all your dental imaging requirements. Garran Medical Imaging boasts a class leading digital OPG and Cephalometric machine, which provides excellent image quality and utilises cutting edge “one-shot” cephalometric technology with high quality panoramic imaging. Our OPG machine also offers an Automatic Landmark Tracing feature for cephalostats (see images below).