Radiographic Anatomy of Facial Bones
Postero-Anterior Caldwell View
Occipito Mental (OM) (Waters) View
Postero-Anterior 30° (Modified Parietocanthial)
Occipito Mental 30° (OM30) View
Submentovertex (SMV) / Slit Basal / Jughandles View
Adult Facial Bones - Lateral View
Slit Townes View
Abnormalities of the Skull and Facial Bones
Enlargement of Skull Vault
Sutural diastasis, increased convoluted
markings, “copper beaten skull”
Raised intra cranial pressure
Bulging of fontanelle in infancy.
Enlarged frontal sinuses and mandible, erosion
and enlargement of sella turcica
Thickened skull vault, increased density of vault
and facial bones.
Symmetrical thickening of the inner table of
skull vault, usually in women, of no significance.
Area of localised sclerosis, possible enlarged
groove of feeding artery.
Asymmetrical, affecting the facial bones maxilla
and base of skull.
Irregular sclerosis with thickened vault.
Secondary deposits. e.g. prostate & breast
Irregular sclerosis, thickened vault.
Secondary deposits, neuroblastoma, leukaemi
Variable appearances, Sutural deposits may
mimic sutural diastasis.
Eosinic granuloma, Histiocytosis X
Transradient defect with bevelled edges.
Rounded translucent (2-10mm) multiple ‘holes’
Generally ill defined translucent patches.
Mottled appearance of ‘pepper pot’ skull.
Sharply defined zones affecting large areas of
Radiographic Anatomy of Mandible
Mandible - Postero-Anterior View
Mandible - Oblique View
Mandible – Lateral View
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