Imaging of the dento-facial complex is currently revolutionised by new techniques. However, the panoramic radiograph
(Dento-Facial Tomogram; DFT) remains up to now the common image for most clinical circumstances. DFT’s are flawed by
inherent limitations of the panoramic technique. These are particularly apparent in dento-facially deformed patients. This article
describes some technique adaptations to produce optimal DFT’s and provides information for correct interpretation.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2004;34(1):021-028)